Lisette Oropesa

A Renowned Operatic Soprano

Daughter of the Regiment at Washington National Opera (review)

All the vocal performances impress, but none more so than Lisette Oropesa as Marie, the title character. Oropesa is in complete command throughout. Her coloratura is both delicate and precise, and equally as impressive, she makes the high notes demanded by the role seem easy. While it’s hard to point to any particular moment, her rendition of “Par le Rang”—one of the better known arias from this opera—was strikingly effortless and fluid. And her virtuosity is matched only by the joy she brings to the role with her acting and movement.

—  Dante Atkins  •  DC Theatre Scene
Lisette Oropesa in Madrid
Lisette Oropesa in Madrid
Lisette Oropesa in Milan




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