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.