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).
Coming Up Next
Elaine returns to The Metropolitan Opera for her third season, understudying her signature role of Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme!
Ms. Alvarez is thrilled to return to the Opera Royal de Wallonie for the 2018/2019 season in the title role of Anna Bolena!
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'!