Lisette Oropesa

Metropolitan Opera Presents
Jules Massenet's Werther

2014 Schedule and Tickets

Feb 18
Tue 8:00 PM
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Feb 22
Sat 1:00 PM
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Feb 25
Tue 7:30 PM
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Feb 28
Fri 7:30 PM
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Mar 03
Mon 7:30 PM
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Mar 07
Fri 7:30 PM
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Mar 11
Tue 7:30 PM
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Mar 15
Sat 1:00 PM
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Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet’s tragic romance Werther, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte’s sister; David Bižić makes his Met debut as Charlotte’s fiancé, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte’s father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than forty years.


A New ‘Werther’ at the Metropolitan Opera

The bright-voiced, impressive soprano Lisette Oropesa is a sunny, winning Sophie

Anthony Tommassini New York Times

A Taut Drama of Passion, Obsession and Pursuit

Lisette Oropesa brings a bright, pealing soprano to the role of Sophie

Heidi Waleson Wall Street Journal

Met’s “Werther” variable yet Sophie Koch proves a Charlotte to die for

Her beaming smile and sparkling voice lit up the stage every time she came on. She sang with bright, playful innocence throughout, and was wonderfully endearing when she flirted with the gloomy Werther. 

Eric C. Simpson New York Classical Review

Werther, Metropolitan Opera, New York – review

Lisette Oropesa focused giddy sympathy as Sophie, the resident quasi-soubrette.

Martin Bernheimer Financial Times

'Werther' at the Metropolitan Opera showcases Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch

Soprano Lisette Oropesa is perfectly cast as Charlotte’s sister Sophie. Singing of flower bouquets and happiness, the character is nearly the sole ray of sunshine in the piece, and Oropesa’s sweet, agile soprano is one as well.

Ronni Reich

Met Opera continues solid season with skillful production of ‘Werther’

Lisette Oropesa’s radiant soprano is well suited for the role of Sophie, Charlotte’s exuberant younger sister,

Chris Browner Columbia Spectator


but the house favorite Lisette Oropesa lights up the stage as Sophie

(none) The New Yorker


Lisette Oropesa è un’ottima Sophie, giovane e graziosa, che trasmette una ventata di freschezza con voce soavissima e argentina, squillante senza essere petulante.

Maria Teresa Giovagnoli MTG Lirica

Jonas Kaufmann As Werther At The Met

And Lisette Oropesa was not the usual soubrette Sophie–directed to be more of an equal than “little sister” to Charlotte, she sang with great elegance and energy.

Robert Levine Classics Today

Il Werther fin de siècle di Jonas Kaufmann

Professionalmente ineccepibile la compagnia di canto nel suo insieme , su cui spicca sicuramente la fresca voce di Lisette Oropesa nella parte della sorella Sophie.

Stecconi Biagiarelli Le mille e una notte all'Opera

Werther, Metropolitan Opera, New York, review

Lisette Oropesa is more than a soubrette Sophie, bringing strong presence to the painful scene between the sisters.

John Allison The Telegraph

Jonas Kaufmann is the Ultimate Romantic Hero as Werther at the Met

Soprano Lisette Oropesa is so charming as Charlotte’s sister Sophie that one wonders why the poet fails to respond to her apparent interest.

Barry Bassis Epoch Times