Friday, February 20, 2009

Miami's Own Elizabeth Caballero

Thanks to a mutual friend, Alhambra Antiques provided one of its vintage necklaces for star soprano, Elizabeth Caballero to wear for a recent Zarzuelas concert. Here is a pre-performance photo of Caballero modeling the pate-de-verre green and violet necklace. This spectacular piece will be auctioned next weekend at "A Night in Bollywood", a FUNdraiser for Sunil's Home, an orphanage in India.

This weekend, you can enjoy another wonderful musical performance at St. Bede Episcopal Church Center at the University of Miami. Soprano, Elizabeth Caballero with pianist Rachel Currea will perform an all Spanish Recital featuring works by Granados, Rodrigo, Turina and Obradors at Saturday, February 21st, at 7:30pm. The Chapel is located at 1150 Stanford Drive (near the main entrance of the University). Call 305-284-2333 for tickets and more information.

Acclaimed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a "powerful diva in the making" Cuban-American soprano, Elizabeth Caballero is becoming widely recognized for her fearless portrayals of the lyric soprano repertoire. She has been praised by Steven Smith of The New York Times for providing: "the evening's most show-stopping performance offering a thrilling balance of pearly tone, exacting technique and brazen physicality."

I've included some very romantic photos of Elizabeth in various opera roles. O
pera is one of those arts that has somehow lost its place in trendy circles but is such a pleasure to attend. Where else can you get LIVE soap opera drama, fantastic music, dancing, and eye candy costumes and sets? And tickets are usually less than going to a professional football game!

The following photos are all from La Boheme, different companies, different roles:

Publicity Photo of Elizabeth as Mimi in La Boheme for Florida Grand Opera

New York City Opera

Caballero as Musetta with Robert Gardner as Marcello

Florida Grand Opera

Caballero as Musetta

Caballero as Musetta with Frank Hernandez as Marcello

Tom Corbeil as Colline, Cory Crider as Schanard, Caballero, Valenti, Troy Cook as Marcello

Caballero as Mimi with James Valenti as Rodolfo

Don Giovanni with New York City Opera

Caballero as Donna Elvira giving it to Christopher Schaldenbrand as Don Giovanni

Caballero as Donna Elvira

Don Giovanni with the Florentine Opera

Caballero during the Catalogue Aria with Eduardo Chama as Leporello

Caballero as Donna Elvira with Peter Volpe as the Don

© Copyright 2008 Elizabeth Caballero


Elizabeth Caballero said...

Thank you so much for this Olga. It was an honor to wear that beautiful necklace and I'm touched you've made this fabulous post about me.


Karla Ferguson said...

I will be at the Opera tonight, now I'm super excited.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear her! Elizabeth Caballero has exceptional stage presence!

Susan said...

Great post and beautiful photos!! I was lucky enough to be a supernumerary in La Traviata when Liz was Violetta. She is talented, professional, friendly, talented, beautiful inside and out and did I mention talented? I just saw her in Nozze in Florida and can't wait to see her in Carmen at the Met this fall!

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