Artist Of The Week: Elizabeth Caballero

Cuban American Makes Double Debut In Mexico

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: James Gill)

Elizabeth Caballero has slowly built up her international presence to great acclaim in an array of roles, across international and regional houses. Now she brings her “radiant voice” to the legendary Palacio de Bellas Artes for the first time in a highly anticipated role debut.

For her house debut, Caballero is set to add the role of Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello” to her vast repertoire.  The tragic Verdi heroine will mark her third foray into the composer’s work. She previously performed Alice Ford in “Falstaff” and Violetta in “La Traviata” for which critics stated that she was “technically assured, and both musically and dramatically compelling.” For Desdemona, the Cuban soprano will not only get to show these features of her artistry, but also showcase her “warmth” and her “radiant and crystal-clear” vocalism.

Having made a surprise principal debut at the Metropolitan Opera two seasons ago, Caballero’s profile has increased greatly and her rate of appearances has also. So if you are unable to see her Bellas Artes debut, the soprano is set to return to one of her signature roles,  “Madama Butterfly,” at the Inland Northwest Opera and Nashville Opera. She will also make her Teatro de La Zarzuela debut in Spain, headlining the first-ever production of “Cecilia Valdès” in the company’s history. She also returns to the Florida Grand Opera for “Don Giovanni” and she covers performances of Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the Metropolitan Opera.

For more on Caballero’s story and career, you can check out our interview with the Latin American soprano right here. 


While Caballero doesn’t have any commercial recordings, the soprano has a plethora of videos.

Here she is performing from “Don Giovanni.”

And here she is “La Traviata” from Costa Rica.”


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