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).




Critical praise for Elaine’s Aida debut: ‘In her first Aida, Alvarez used her confident upper register to dominate the ensembles and crown "O patria mia" with a fulsome top C...' - Opera News

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As part of Elaine’s Summer Season, she joins Finger Lakes Opera for La Boheme August 9th & 11th after a last-minute debut as Aida in concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

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Elaine makes her role debut as Anna Bolena for Opera Royal de Wallonie. Check out the heartbreaking final aria, ‘Piangete voi… Al dolce guidami’, conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti!

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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