“The cast was excellent, starting with the plush-toned, expressive soprano Elizabeth Caballero as Florencia.”
The New York Times – Anthony Tommasini
Florencia an el Amazonas – 2019 Pensacola Opera
Soprano Elizabeth Caballero is a frequent guest of numerous American and international opera houses, festivals and concert venues.
Her repertoire encompasses staples of the dramatic coloratura and full lyric repertoire, including Mimì (La Bohème) (Metropolitan Opera, New York; New York City Opera; Florida Grand Opera; Hawaii Opera Theater; Central City Opera); the title role in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Staatsoper unter den Linden, Berlin), Musetta (La Bohème, Metropolitan Opera, New York); Violetta (La Traviata) (Opera Naples; Opera Carolina; Florentine Opera; Madison Opera; Pacific Symphony; Orlando Philharmonic; Compañía Lírica Nacional de Costa Rica); Magda (Puccini’s La Rondine) (Florida Grand Opera; Teatro Verdi, Trieste, Italy); both Contessa di Almaviva and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) (Florida Grand Opera, and Seattle Opera, respectively); both Donna Anna (Madison Opera) and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) (New York City Opera; Seattle Opera; Lyric Opera Kansas City); as well as Nedda (I Pagliacci) (New York City Opera; Hawaii Opera Theater; Opera Carolina; Arizona Musicfest); Liù (Turandot) (Lyric Opera of Kansas City; Pacific Symphony; Florida Grand Opera; Austin Lyric Opera); Micaëla (Carmen) (Florida Grand Opera; Central City Opera; Pacific Symphony); Alice Ford (Falstaff) (Virginia Opera); Adina (L’elisir d’amore) (San Antonio Opera); Hanna Glawari (Die Lustige Witwe) (Teatro Nacional de Santo Domingo, Costa Rica); and Anne Truelove (Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress) (Théâtro Municipal de Rio de Janeiro, Brasil).
Amongst the less frequently performed and contemporary works which she has championed are the roles The Mother/The Moon (in Jorge Martín’s Before Night Falls) (Florida Grand Opera); Zemfira (in Rachmaninov’s Aleko) (Opera Carolina); and the title role in Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas (New York City Opera; Nashville Opera), which she will be reprising shortly at Madison Opera, and at Pensacola Opera during the 2018-2019 season. Additional future engagements include The Governess (Britten’s The Turn of the Screw) (Seattle), a return to the Metropolitan Opera as Mimì (cover), role which she will also sing at Austin Lyric Opera.
In concert, she has sung the soprano solos in John Rutter’s Requiem (Carnegie Hall, New York); Orff’s Carmina Burana (Hawaii Opera Theater; Asheville Symphony; National Chorale, Florida Orchestra); Verdi’s Requiem (Spokane Symphony; Opera Grand Rapids), Rachmaninov’s The Bells and Poulenc’s Gloria (Crane Chorus and Symphony Orchestra), and the orchestral song cycle Honey and Rue (Previn) (Pacific Symphony).
Originally from Cuba, Elizabeth Caballero is a citizen of the USA. She speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian.