Cuban baritone Eleomar Cuello, whom the San Francisco Chronicle lauded, “Appearing as Iago…[he] gave a performance of such musical eloquence and theatrical bravura that the audience couldn’t quite believe what we were witnessing” is currently a member of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.
Notable debuts of recent seasons include the title role in Don Giovanni with Staatstheater Stuttgart and Vero Beach Opera, Silvio in I Pagliacci with Florida Grand Opera, a solo concert at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid and with the Atlanta Morningside Presbyterian Church, and finally, covers of Périchaud in La rondine and Dancaïre in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera.Read more
A resident of Chile from 2015 to 2020, Mr. Cuello performed at the prestigious Teatro Municipal de Santiago as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Valentin in Faust, Haly in L’italiana in Algeri, Schaunard in La Bohème, and Marques D’Obigny and Baron Douphol in La traviata. Elsewhere in Chile, he sang the title role of Don Giovanni, Mamma Agatha in Donizetti’s Le convenenze e inconvenenze teatrali, Escamillo in Carmen, Schaunard, Silvio, and Apollo. After immigrating to Florida in 2021, Eleomar made his US debut as Belcore in L’elisir d ‘amore with the Gulf Coast Symphony, Dulcamara in L’elisir d ‘amore with Vero Beach Opera, Angelotti in Tosca, Gregorio in Romeo et Juliette, and Morales in Carmen with Opera Naples, and Marco in both Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Michael Ching’s sequel Buoso’s Ghost in a double-bill with Florida Grand Opera. Finally, in 2020, Mr. Cuello appeared in the new production of Roig’s Cecilia Valdés at Teatro de la Zarzuela and later returned as Don Diego in Moreno’s Don Gil de Alcalá in 2022.
A native of Havana, Cuba, Eleomar Cuello was a participant in the grand finals of the 2023 Metropolitan Opera Laffont as well as a member of the 2023 Merola Opera program with San Francisco Opera. A graduate of the Academy of the National Lyric Theatre of Cuba, Eleomar began his career while still a teenager with that company, performing at the Grand Theater of Havana and the National Theater of Cuba, singing as a soloist in operas and zarzuelas such as Die Zauberflöte and Don Giovanni, La Traviata, La bohème, and Madama Butterfly, La serva padrona, Cecilia Valdés, La verbena de la Paloma, La corte de Faraón, and Las leandras.