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02.21.2020

"All the performers excelled musically and dramatically, led by soprano Eleni Calenos, who was radiant as Eisenstein’s wife Rosalinde...Calenos is well-known to New York’s Greek-American Community and her star is rising in the opera world. During the premier she lit up...

11.08.2019

"Eleni Calenos was magnificent in the challenging role of Cio-Cio-san. Does casting the role with a non-Asian performer in 2019 naturalize cultural appropriation? Or is Puccini among the first composers to offer a critique of cultural imperialism? The answer at this po...

09.24.2019

"Singing was high-quality throughout the opera. The clear-voiced soprano Eleni Calenos was a sympathetic Mimi opposite the robust tenor Mackenzie Whitney as Rodolfo, who relaxed in his high register as he went along." -Cleveland Classical

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"As the poet...

11.17.2018

"His high-powered duets with Eleni Calenos as Mimì were among the delights of this performance. Calenos has a sweet and pliable soprano voice that made audience members join Rodolfo as he falls in love with Mimì. When she spoke of her love for spring and nature in her...

07.10.2018

"All three Tabarro principals acted (and interacted) very credibly. Eleni Calenos (Giorgietta) proved a find, a real verista who delivered the goods stylistically, with keen phrasing and darkly warm if occasionally resin-tipped vocalism. Matthew Vickers looked a burly...

05.14.2018

"Calenos gave an exceptionally musical and heartfelt interpretation of a woman torn between her desire to be faithful and her need for an independent life. And as her paramour, tenor Vickers has a romantic presence and the ample, bright squillo to ride Puccini’s lush o...

11.07.2017

"Soprano Eleni Calenos, both as the Branch Bearer and offstage as Voice of the Bird, sang with arresting lyric power."
- Cape Cod Times


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"Eleni Calenos brought a radiant sound and vocal elegance to her brief roles as the Branch Bearer and Voice of a B...

09.26.2017

"Die eindringlichste Figur ist die der Saida (Die Glückliche), eine Frau, die auf der Flucht ihre Identität verloren hat. Verkörpert wird sie emotionsstark von der griechischen Sopranistin Eleni Calenos, die hierbei ihr Deutschlanddebüt gibt. / The most poignant role i...

06.07.2017

"Soprano Eleni Calenos delivered a brilliant and sensitive vocal performance as Giorgetta, torn between her lover Luigi and her husband Michele. Matthew Vickers was the real romantic tenor in the Italian tradition as Luigi, and Corey Crider’s deep, rich and expressive...

03.22.2017

"As with any opera, the vocal talent of the performers determines the success of the show; the Annapolis Opera Company delivered. Slayden and Jacob Lassetter (Sharpless, the U.S. consul) maintained impeccable control of their voices. . . Calenos as Butterfly stole the...

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