Lisette Oropesa in concert at Lake Tahoe in the Classical Tahoe Festival

Lisette OropesaThis season, Lisette makes her role and house debut as Violetta in LA TRAVIATA at the Opera Philadelphia. She also makes her house debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Gilda in RIGOLETTO. In the spring, she appears again as Konstanze with the Bayerische Staatsoper, and stars as Hébé and Zima in a new production of LES INDES GALANTES. Concert engagements include a New York City recital debut at the Park Avenue Armory, Fauré REQUIEM with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM with the Baltimore Symphony, Mahler’s SYMPHONY NO. 8 at the Philadelphia Orchestra's 100th anniversary gala concert, Bach’s ST. MATTHEW PASSION with the Strasbourg Philharmonic, Mozart's C MINOR MASS with the Baton Rouge Symphony and an all Mozart concert with the Cincinnati May Festival.

Lisette has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera in over 100 performances, and 8 Live! in HD productions. She has sung many leading roles at the Met, San Francisco Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Opéra National de Paris, Santa Fe Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Dutch National Opera, and numerous other theaters. Lisette’s repertoire spans several genres and composers, and she continues to add new roles. Major roles include Cleopatra, Susanna, Konstanze, Lucia, Marie, Leila, Pamina, Gilda, and Violetta.

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Rigoletto - 'Caro nome'

Aunque el éxito del estreno de #Rigoletto fue incontestable, no todos los críticos coincidieron. 'La Revue et gazette musicale de Paris' apuntó: “Al buscar la sencillez, Verdi ha caído en la frivolidad. En otras óperas ha conseguido ocultar la pobreza de ideas con pomposas descargas instrumentales, pero 'Rigoletto' es la ópera más débil de Verdi, la más carente de melodías y tendrá una vida brevísima”.Lisette Oropesa interpreta 'Caro nome' como Gilda. 'Rigoletto', en el Teatro Real hasta el 29 de diciembre.

Posted by Teatro Real on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Interview 225 Magazine

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Lisette Oropesa in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge native and internationally renowned soprano Lisette Oropesa will take the stage with BRSO in April. (Photo by Collin Richie)

I had a great time talking with 225 Baton Rouge for my upcoming Mozart C Minor Mass concert! Here is an exerpt from our interview!

How does it feel to do a homecoming show like this one with BRSO?

It’s really exciting! I haven’t sung with Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra ever. I sang in choruses that worked with BRSO when I was really young, and I was in band growing up, so I’ve probably worked with some of the members, so that’s about the association I’ve had with BRSO. It’s my first time being invited to do something like this. It does feel like coming home, but it also feels like a first time.