Lisette began her career at the Metropolitan Opera, and has starred in various roles there, including
Manon Lescaut in MANON, Violetta Valery in LA TRAVIATA, Nannetta in FALSTAFF, Gretel in HANSEL AND GRETEL, Gilda in RIGOLETTO, and Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO.
She has a strong relationship to Spanish theatres such as the Teatro Real and the Grand Theatre del Liceu
where she has sung in LA TRAVIATA, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR and RIGOLETTO, IL TURCO IN ITALIA, and RODELINDA.
She has appeared many
times with the Bayerische Staatsoper as Konstanze in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM
SERAIL, a role she has also sung at the Opéra National de Paris. Her most performed role is Gilda in
RIGOLETTO, which she has sung at the Dutch
National Opera, Teatro dell'opera di Roma, Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de
Paris, and the Teatro Real. In the U.K., Lisette triumphed as Norina in DON PASQUALE at Glyndebourne, and as LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, LA TRAVIATA, and ALCINA at the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden.
Other roles include Ophélie in HAMLET, Cleopatra in
GIULIO CESARE, Leïla in LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES, Marie in LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT, Amalia in
I MASNADIERI, Rosina in IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, and
Adina in L'ELISIR D'AMORE.
More career highlights include - Covent Garden as Gilda in a new production of RIGOLETTO to open their season, new productions of I MASNADIERI, I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, and LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR at Teatro alla Scala, Elvira in I PURITANI at the Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Queen Marguerite de Valois in Meyerbeer’s LES HUGUENOTS and HAMLET at the Opera National de Paris,
Lisette also performs many solo concerts and recitals each year, and is a beloved interpreter of art song. She’s recorded 2 live recital discs: Within/Without and Aux filles du désert. Her concert programs have delighted audiences in Valencia, Madrid, Seville, Vienna, Gstaad, Prague, Tokyo, Rome, Parma, Pesaro, New York City, Napa, Tucson, New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, and elsewhere.