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PRESS RELEASE: Soprano Elaine Alvarez steps in as Aïda with Ricardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony O

At the behest of Ricard Muti, Elaine Alvarez has been asked to step in last minute for an ailing colleague to sing the remaining performances of Verdi’s “Aïda” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The performances, which mark Ms. Alvarez’s CSO debut, are June 23rd and June 25th, 2019.

Ms. Alvarez previously sang with Maestro Muti in 2008 on tour with the Ravenna Festival performing the Soprano Soloist in Rossini's “Stabat Mater.” She made her Chicago debut in 2007 at the age of 27 as a last-minute replacement as Mimi in “La bohème” with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and returned again to the company in 2010 as Micaëla in Carmen.

This past spring, Ms. Alvarez prepared and debuted the role of “Aïda” at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liege in a new production by Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera and under the musical direction of Speranza Scappucci, who was previously Maestro Muti's assistant.


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