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Lisette Oropesa

 
Birth Place:
New Orleans, LA
Bio:
Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a “magnetic” stage presence, and an “attractively silky, and flexible timbre.” Opera News asserts "she wields a distinctive, bell-like timbre that is instantly appealing" . Lisette will be making several role ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New Orleans, LA

Bio:
Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a “magnetic” stage presence, and an “attractively silky, and flexible timbre.” Opera News asserts "she wields a distinctive, bell-like timbre that is instantly appealing" . Lisette will be making several role ... (read complete bio)

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Lisette Oropesa Biography

Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a “magnetic” stage presence, and an “attractively silky, and flexible timbre.” Opera News asserts "she wields a distinctive, bell-like timbre that is instantly appealing" .

Lisette will be making several role and company debuts in the 2012-13 season, most notably the role of Gilda in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Rigoletto and the role of Cleopatra in Michigan Opera Theatre's Guilio Cesare.

The 2011-12 season was stratospheric with the debut at San Francisco Opera as Romilda in Xerxes, followed by Miranda in the new Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island with the Metropolitan Opera (conducted by William Christie), an appearance with the Chicago Symphony in Carmina Burana, led by Riccardo Muti. The season culminates with Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Pittsburgh Opera and Ismene in a revival of Mitridate, rè di Ponto with the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Last season, Ms. Oropesa appeared as Woglinde, in the much anticipated new production of Das Rheingold, directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by James Levine. Ms. Oropesa also performed Amor in Orfeo ed Euricide for the Metropolitan Opera, and covered the role of Norina in Don Pasquale. Later in the season, she premiered a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and made her debut at the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich) as Ismene in Mozart’s Mitridate, rè di Ponto. Ms. Oropesa also returned to the New Orleans Opera, in her home state of Louisiana, for her first ever performances of Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles.

In recent seasons she has returned to the Metropolitan Opera for performances of Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, a role she first performed at the Met (to great acclaim) in the 2007-08 season. Ms. Oropesa made three notable European debuts, performing a new role at each theater: Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Welsh National Opera; Nannetta in Falstaff in Bilbao, Spain; and Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il turco in Italia at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In concert, she made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Carmina Burana. She finished the season with a concert version of Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Tanglewood Music Festival, followed by concerts of Le Nozze di Figaro at the Ravinia Festival, conducted by James Conlon.

Ms. Oropesa is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. While at the Met, she performed a variety of roles, including the role of “Lisette” in La Rondine, Woglinde in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, as well as the Waldvogel in Siegfried, conducted by James Levine. Additionally, she performed Brahms’Liebeslieder Waltzer at Weill Recital Hall-Carnegie Hall with James Levine and Daniel Barenboim at the piano.

Other notable engagements include Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera New Jersey and Gilda in Rigoletto with Arizona Opera.

Ms. Oropesa has won numerous awards and competitions including the 2009 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Career Grant, the 2005 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the First Place award presented by the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the Licia Albanese Puccini Competition, as well as a George London Award. She was the recipient of a Sarah Tucker study grant in 2007. At Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in the summer of 2007 in Paris, she won the Zarzuela Award as well as winning third place in the general competition. Additionally, she is also the recipient of a 2008 Sullivan Foundation Award and the Musique et Vin, 2012 young talent award.

Ms. Oropesa received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University.

Updated Feburary 2012




Lisette Oropesa News

The Clarion Choir Releases Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil' On Pentatone Photo The Clarion Choir Releases Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil' On Pentatone
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

The Clarion Choir and its Artistic Director Steven Fox make their PENTATONE debut with a recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff's choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil, demonstrating their exceptional proficiency in Slavic repertoire.

Verdi's RIGOLETTO to Return to the Metropolitan Opera in November Photo Verdi's RIGOLETTO to Return to the Metropolitan Opera in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

Tenor Benjamin Bernheim, one of Europe’s most sought-after tenors, will make his highly anticipated company debut when Verdi’s Rigoletto returns to the Met for 14 performances beginning November 10.

Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For RIGOLETTO Photo Metropolitan Opera Announces Cast Change For RIGOLETTO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

Canadian bass-baritone John Relyea, who just ended a highly acclaimed run as Boris Ismailov in the Met's production of Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, will also be singing the role of the Grand Inquisitor in all of the Met's upcoming performances of Verdi's Don Carlo, which opens on November 3.

World-Class Performances Now Available Online Through Royal Opera House Stream Photo World-Class Performances Now Available Online Through Royal Opera House Stream
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2022

Today, the Royal Opera House launches its brand-new streaming service – offering 45 stunning works from The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera's rich archives, and over 85 behind-the-scenes features, trailers, talks and Insights.  

The Met's Free Summer HD Festival to Return to Lincoln Center Plaza, Featuring Screen Photo The Met's Free Summer HD Festival to Return to Lincoln Center Plaza, Featuring Screenings of WEST SIDE STORY & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 18, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera’s popular Summer HD Festival will return on Saturday, August 27, to Lincoln Center Plaza, featuring a lineup of ten free encore presentations from the company’s acclaimed Live in HD series, as well as a special pre-festival screening of Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film West Side Story on Friday, August 26.

Remaining Summer Movies Announced at Sarasota Opera House With Additional and Resched Photo Remaining Summer Movies Announced at Sarasota Opera House With Additional and Rescheduled Movies
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2022

Sarasota Opera announces an added title in its “HD at the Opera House” series with a screening of “Der Rosenkavalier” on Sunday, September 25. This historic Salzburg Festival production stars legendary soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. Sarasota Opera also rescheduled a film of Verdi's Rigoletto to September 11 (from May) with tickets for these “HD at the Opera House” films on sale for $22, and $20 for Sarasota Opera subscribers.  

Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients Photo Richard Tucker Music Foundation Announces 2022 Award Winner And Grant Recipients
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2022

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation today announces the 2022 recipients of its prestigious Richard Tucker Award, Richard Tucker Career Grant, and Sara Tucker Study Grant.

Baritone Will Liverman Wins The Metropolitan Opera's 2022 Beverly Sills Artist Award Photo Baritone Will Liverman Wins The Metropolitan Opera's 2022 Beverly Sills Artist Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera has named baritone Will Liverman the winner of the 2022 Beverly Sills Artist Award. The annual $50,000 award recognizes extraordinarily gifted singers with rising Met careers.

Six Singers Named 2022 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont C Photo Six Singers Named 2022 Winners of the Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

After a season-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named six singers as the winners of the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition.

Summer Movies at Sarasota Opera House Will Begin in May Photo Summer Movies at Sarasota Opera House Will Begin in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

Sarasota Opera has announced the lineup for the 2022 summer movie series: HD at the Opera House and Classic Movies at the Opera House. HD at the Opera House featuring filmed performances of opera and ballet from around the world will open on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 p.m. with Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, with tickets at $22, and $20 for Sarasota Opera subscribers.

Lisette Oropesa Videos

VIDEO: Royal Opera's RIGOLETTO Comes To UK Cinemas In March Videoplay
VIDEO: Royal Opera's RIGOLETTO Comes To UK Cinemas In March

by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2022

The Season opens with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, directed by Oliver Mears – his first as Director of The Royal Opera. This production sees Verdi’s masterpiece as a modern morality play that pits power against innocence, beauty against ugliness, in a pitiless world of luxurious decadence, corruption and social decay.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Royal Opera's RIGOLETTO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For the Royal Opera's RIGOLETTO

by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2021

The Royal Opera's 2021/22 Season opens with a new production of Verdi’s Rigoletto, directed by Oliver Mears – his first as Director of The Royal Opera.

VIDEO: Watch MARRIAGE OF FIGARO From The Washington National Opera - Now Streaming! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch MARRIAGE OF FIGARO From The Washington National Opera - Now Streaming!

by Alan Henry - Apr 16, 2021

The Washington National Opera's production of MARRIAGE OF FIGARO is now streaming online! Check out this production as part of their streaming series.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals With NYC Ballet's Sara Mearns in LA TRAVIATA at The Met Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals With NYC Ballet's Sara Mearns in LA TRAVIATA at The Met

by Alan Henry - Jan 7, 2020

New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns, a guest performer in this season's revival of a?oeLa Traviata,a?? rehearses on the Met stage. Production: Michael Mayer. 2019a?"20 season. Videography by Pete Scalzitti / Met Opera

VIDEO: Met Opera's MANON To Air On PBS This Weekend Videoplay
VIDEO: Met Opera's MANON To Air On PBS This Weekend

by Alan Henry - Jan 2, 2020

This Sunday at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), season 14 of Great Performances at the Met premieres with Massenet's French tale, Manon. Soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as Manon, alongside tenor Michael Fabiano as Chevalier des Grieux, and Artur Ruciński (Lescaut), Brett Polegato (de Brétigny), Kwangchul Youn (Comte des Grieux) and Carlo Bosi (Guillot de Morfontaine). Maurizio Benini conducts.

BWW TV: First Look at Jonas Kaufmann Singing 'O Nature' From WERTHER at The Met
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2014

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the tortured poet in the Met's new production of Massenet's Werther, running through March 15, 2014. Check out the video below of Jonas singing 'O Nature.'

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Michael Mayer Talks Modern Take on RIGOLETTO for the Met
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2013

Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer will make his Met debut with a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, in a staging that moves the opera's tragic events from a decadent 16th-century Italian court to the glitzy, depraved setting of the Las Vegas strip circa 1960. Mayer stopped by PBS' THIRTEEN to talk about the new production. Watch the interview below!