Lisette Oropesa


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


Giuseppe Verdi

Sep.  29   Oct.  01

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

A Renowned Operatic Soprano

Soprano delivers a seemingly effortless performance at UDC theater

For someone with the slight build of a marathon runner (she is one, and apparently a very good one, too), Oropesa gives an impression of having limitless resources of vocal power, which, wisely, she managed to keep under wraps for this program while never sounding reined in. She’s a lyric soprano with the kind of seamless voice that can travel smoothly on a single vowel from the bottom of her huge range to the top, arriving pianissimo and in tune — and then sustaining it effortlessly (or so it sounded) for an apparent eternity. This, coupled with astonishingly accurate agility, made Haydn’s “Ragion Nell’alma Siede” something for the opera-lovers in the audience to revel in instead of having to hang on for dear life while hoping for a safe landing. 

—  Joan Reinthaler  •  Washington Post
Lisette Oropesa in New Orleans
Lisette Oropesa in Madrid
Lisette Oropesa in Madrid

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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Caroline Woodfield

General, United States

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Steven Harris

Press and Media Relations