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 house debut at Opera de Oviedo singing the title role of Puccini’s Tosca, marking her professional debut in Spain!



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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