The New York Times describes Elizabeth Caballero as a “plush-toned, expressive soprano” and The Wall Street Journal exclaims that “Ms. Caballero is a find: her opulent soprano rings freely and lyrically throughout her range.” Ms. Caballero’s dramatically compelling interpretation of her signature role, Violetta in La traviata, led to recent engagements to perform the role for houses across the country, such as The Metropolitan Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera de Costa Rica, Florentine Opera, Madison Opera, Pacific Symphony, and the Orlando Philharmonic.
Ms. Caballero recently made a series of house debuts including her Staatsoper Stuttgart début as Mimi in La bohème, her début with The Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City as Desdemona in Otello, and her Madrid début at Teatro de la Zarzuela singing the title role of the European Premiere of Cecilia Valdés based on the Cuban novel of the same name. She also performed Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with Florida Grand Opera, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly with Inland Northwest Opera and Nashville Opera, Mimì in La bohème with Austin Opera, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera for their production of La Traviata.
2020 engagements were to include a return to Staatsoper Stuttgart for both Boito’s Mefistofele and as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Mahler’s 8th Symphonyfor Pacific Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem for Portland Symphony, and her role debut as Tosca. Future engagements include performances with Staatsoper Stuttgart, Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy.
She was engaged to perform the role of Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème for the Metropolitan Opera after grabbing the audience’s attention in the role at New York City Opera where The New York Times hailed Ms. Caballero as “the evening’s most show-stopping performance offering a thrilling balance of pearly tone, exacting technique and brazen physicality.” She subsequently returned to The Met in their new production of Carmen as part of The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series and most recently in the role of Mimi in last season’s production of La bohème.