Lisette Oropesa

A Renowned Operatic Soprano

Opera News - La Fille du Régiment

For her own part, Oropesa’s Marie lacked neither virtuosity nor personality. With solid high notes, accurate coloratura and an endless supply of golden-age trills (I stopped counting after five), this endearing artist ran a vocal marathon that might have paralleled the physical feat she was preparing to run in Pittsburgh Marathon the next morning. Apparently untiring, she looked and sounded as fresh at the opera’s conclusion as she had been at her first entrance. With strikingly clear diction, she negotiated with facility not just the role’s vocal fireworks, but also the legato and tenderness of Marie’s slower solos, known in the original French as “Il faut partir” and “Par le rang.” 

—  Robert Croan  •  Opera News
Lisette Oropesa in Milan
Lisette Oropesa in Madrid
Lisette Oropesa in Madrid




Mar. 11

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

W. A. Mozart

Mar.  24, 30, 31


G. Verdi

May.  09, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31   Jun.  02, 05

Don Pasquale

G. Donizetti

Jul.  13, 15, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30   Aug.  02, 05, 09, 14, 17, 20, 23

Hansel and Gretel

Engelbert Humperdinck

Dec.  18, 22, 26, 30   Jan.  01, 06

Orfeo ed Euridice

C. W. Gluck

Mar.  10, 15, 18, 21, 24, 25


G. Verdi

May.  12, 16, 19

Winter Newsletter

I hope you had a warm Holiday season and a Happy New Year.  I was lucky enough to be able to spend Christmas and New Year’s with my family and it was such a treat.  We are almost never free this time of year.  But here we are, refreshed and ready to begin a bright new year with lots of promise.

The first production I’m working on is HAMLET, in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I make my debut as Ophélie.  It’s an exciting role, with a mad scene as well as a more lyric aria.  It’s a good stepping stone to other French rep I’d like to explore.

After that, in Washington DC this March, I am thrilled to be performing a full recital with pianist Vlad Iftinca.  This will be a program of music that is all new to me and in several languages and styles:  Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Barber, Obradors, and Poulenc.

In late March I give 3 performances of Konstanze at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.  I always love singing this role again.  It keeps me on my toes!

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Orpheus and Eurydice, LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Staatsoper Hamburg, featuring the Joffrey Ballet

Orpheus and Eurydice at La Opera

Orpheus and Eurydice, a co-production between the LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Staatsoper Hamburg, featuring the Joffrey Ballet

Lisette Oropesa in her 2017 Winter Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming performances in Winter 2017 include Hamlet, A recital in Washington D.C., and Die Entführung aus dem Serail