Her imposing, dusky soprano speaks from the soul.
— Opera Now Magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cuban-American soprano Elaine Alvarez burst onto the international opera scene in 2007, with her soulful portrayal of Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Characterized by a distinct ‘buffed bronze soprano’ (Opera News), Alvarez has blossomed into a true spinto d’agilitá, delivering performances rich with ‘melting, voluminous sound’ (Frankfurt Allgemeine), ‘spectacular agility’ (Opera World Magazine), and ‘a profoundly genuine sentimentality’ (Miami Herald).

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Elaine joins the Manchester Music Festival as Artist in Residence for the Stratton Mountain Vocal Workshop, appearing in concert alongside pianist Warren Jones.

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Ms. Alvarez is thrilled to return to the Opera Royal de Wallonie for the 2018/2019 season in the title role of Anna Bolena!

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Elaine makes a triumphant debut as Hélène in Verdi's Jerusalem at Opera Royal de Wallonie! Check out the high-flying Act II aria 'Quelle ivresse'!

 
 
 
Soprano Elaine Alvarez is stunning in her role debut as Florencia, a world-famous but heartbroken opera singer returning to the wilds of her native Brazil to find her lost love. Her rich, supple voice glides and soars effortlessly through the florid, note-rich score and she acts the role with a sensitivity and emotional conviction normally seen only in veterans of a role.
— San Diego Union-Tribune
 
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