Now in his first year in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Cuban baritone Eleomar Cuello was a 2023 National Finalist in the Met's Laffont Competition. During the 2023–24 season, he will cover the roles of Périchaud in La Rondine and Le Dancaïre in Carmen at the Met and sing the title role of Don Giovanni at Vero Beach Opera and Silvio in Pagliacci at Florida Grand Opera. He will also appear in several concerts and recitals this season, including the Lindemann Program's annual recital series held at the New York Library for the Performing Arts and solo performances in Atlanta and Madrid. Recent engagements include Don Giovanni at Staatsoper Stuttgart, Dr. Dulcamara in L'Elisir d'Amore at Vero Beach Opera, Grégorio in Roméo et Juliette at Opera Naples, and Schaunard in La Bohème at the Municipal Theater of Santiago. He won first prize at the 2023 Vero Beach Opera Rising Stars Competition and has received similar acclaim at other international competitions including first prize at the Gerda Lissner Competition, second prize at the Florida Grand Opera's Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition, the Voce di Meche Encouragement Award from the Premiere Opera Foundation International Vocal Competition, and the Emerging Artist Award from the Opera Index Competition. He is an alumnus of the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera and the Resident Artist Program at Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He holds a degree in voice from the Academy of the National Lyric Theater of Cuba.