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 makes her much anticipated role and house debut in the title role of Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas for San Diego Opera.



Elaine Alvarez is thrilled to join ADA Artist Management for worldwide representation, under the direction of Ana de Archuleta!

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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 was radiant as the consumptive seamstress Mimi. With long, silvery phrases and crystalline high notes, she enchanted her lover, the poet Rodolfo in Act I. Her dark, poignant tones as she struggled against death in Act IV were heartbreaking.
— The Virginia Pilot