In Review: Calenos as Santa Barbara's "Tosca"
Greek soprano Eleni Calenos is capturing critics’ and audiences' admiration for the clarity, warmth and beauty of her lyric voice and her dignified characterizations. Of her performance as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, the Houston Press said, "The phenomenon was the Cio-Cio-San of Greek soprano Eleni Calenos, whose nuanced characterization was a true wonder to hear. She sailed through her dramatic arias as if buoyed by the stirring music."
The 2022-2023 brings Ms. Calenos to Opera Santa Barbara in the title role in Tosca and to Maryland Lyric Opera as Desdemona in Otello. In the 2021-2022 season, she bowed as Giulietta in Giuiletta and Romeo with Teatro Grattacielo, Liu in Turandot with Evansville Philharmonic.
Her 2020-2021 season included Opera Outdoors with Opera Omaha as well as cancelled performances with the Glyndebourne Festival for Madama Butterfly. Her 2019-2020 season saw her as Mimi in La bohème with Cleveland Opera Theater, a return to Opera Santa Barbara as Madama Butterfly, and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus with Greek National Opera.