Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a “magnetic” stage presence, who “sings with effortless grace and lyrical bloom.” She makes regular appearences on concert and opera stages throughout Europe and North America, identified as an artist “who has established an excellent reputation for singing with luminous tones and precise coloratura.”
“...the wonderfully silky, bell-like soprano of Lisette Oropesa, whose Nannetta charmed without cloying. Her sustained high notes during “Sul fil d’un soffio” were as magical as one could hope for.”Eric Myer • New York Classical Review
Next season, Ms. Oropesa revisits 3 major Mozart roles: Pamina, in a debut at Houston Grand Opera, Konstanze at the Bellingham Music Festival, and Susanna with the Ravinia Festival and the San Francisco Opera. She will also make her Spanish opera, role, and house debut as Rosalba in “Florencia en el Amazonas” with the L.A. Opera. Lisette adds another title Donzetti role to her repertoire when she sings Marie in La Fille du Regiment with Pittsburgh Opera. Concert engagements include “Haydn's Creation” and “St. Matthew Passion.”
In the 2013/14 season, Lisette was featured in two new productions at the Metropolitan Opera: Nannetta in “Falstaff,” and Sophie in “Werther,” both of which were featured in the Met’s Live! in HD broadcasts. In concert she was heard as Amalia with the Washington Concert Opera in a rare performance of Verdi’s “I Masnadieri,” as well as Carmina Burana with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Lisette has appeared in over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and has sung many major roles there, including Susanna and Gilda in Michael Mayer’s new production of “Rigoletto," as well as having appeared in 8 of the Met's Live! in HD productions. Other career highlights include appearances in the USA and Europe: The title role of “Lucia di Lammermoor” and Fiorilla in “Il Turco in Italia” with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Cleopatra in “Giulio Cesare” with the Michigan Opera Theatre, Susanna in "Nozze" at the Ravinia Festival and the Santa Fe Opera, "Nannetta" at ABAO Opera Bilbao and San Francisco Opera, "Konstanze" at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Welsh National Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera. In concert, she has performed Carmina Burana with the Chicago Symphony, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2008 she sang Brahms’ “Liebeslieder-Walzer” at Weill Hall with James Levine and Daniel Barenboim at the pianos.
Ms. Oropesa is a 2008 graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and was a winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2005.
Updated January 2014