Following WERTHER at the Metropolitan Opera, Lisette finishes her 2013-14 season with performances of Haydn’s Creation with New Choral Society, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Chicago Bach Project. She kicks off her summer at the Bellingham Music Festival singing Konstanze in Mozart’s DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, followed by a concert of Haydn’s Creation with the Credo Festival. Then Lisette returns to Ravinia once again as Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO.
Next season, Lisette will debut at the Los Angeles Opera as Rosalba in FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS. She then makes another notable debut, at the Houston Grand Opera after the new year, as Pamina in Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. In the spring she returns to Pittsburgh to sing her first ever performances of LA FILLE DU REGIMENT. Lisette will finish her exciting 2014-15 season performing the role of Susanna at the San Francisco Opera.
Elise Aragon, a draper, knelt at the soprano’s feet with pins cupped in her hand. Ms. Oropesa fluffed the veil with her hands and allowed the diaphanous material to settle like a mist around her face. By way of experiment, she took a few deep breaths and declared herself satisfied. “I’ve had to sing with way worse stuff on my face,” she said.
The Metropolitan Opera went behind the scenes today during the HD broadcast of Tosca to bring some footage of us rehearsing Falstaff! Lucky for us they put it online for all to see.
It's no secret that I am a runner. I was contacted by Runner's World magazine to be featured in their "I'm a Runner" column which occurs on the last page of every issue. Needless to say I was completely overwhelmed! So please enjoy the article and watch the video below! You can even hear me singing a little bit of Caro Nome from my performance of Rigoletto at the Metropolitan Opera!
Lisette Oropesa, I'm a Runner, Runner's World Magazine