Elizabeth Caballero

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Elizabeth Caballero
Born Havana, Cuba
Occupation operatic soprano
Years active 1999 to present

Elizabeth Caballero (born in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban-American lyric soprano. She emigrated to the United States via the Mariel Boatlift. Raised in Miami, Florida, she studied piano as a child and later studied voice at Miami-Dade Community College. Transferring to the University of Miami, she studied with Lorine Buffington and earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Upon graduation, she studied privately with Miami voice teacher, Manny Perez and continues to work with him. After the University of Miami, she participated in the Young Artist Program of the Florida Grand Opera for the 1999-2000 season. She was a Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera in 2004, as well as a member of the company's Merola Opera Program for two summers from 2001 to 2002. In 2001, she was a National Grand Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

She has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Berlin State Opera and many other venues in North & South America and Europe. In 2011, Caballero took part in Sabado Gigante, as a judge for Su Majestad La Voz, an American Idol-style voice competition for young opera singers.

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • 2001 National Grand Finalist for The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (MONCA)
  • 2002 Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation - 2nd Place Winner
  • 2003 Gerda Lissner Foundation - Award Winner
  • 2007 Diva Award - New York City Opera
  • 2010 Named one of Miami's Most Influential People by the Miami New Times Magazine.
  • 2011 Inducted into the Hall of Fame of Miami Dade College.
  • 2013 Awarded Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Miami Frost School of Music.



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