New York, NYSaturday April 13, 2013 - 8:30 PM
|Duke of Mantua||Vittorio Grigolo|
|Maddalena||Nancy Fabiola Herrera|
|Sparafucile||Enrico Giuseppe Iori|
Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi’s towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960—an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. In this production, inspired by the antics of the Rat Pack.
Oropesa also has, perhaps more noticably for some, a pure light lyric soprano that is as balanced and classically expressive as recent decades have seen.— JSU • An Unamplified Voice
Still, as Gilda, Lisette Oropesa offered a pearly “Caro nome” in her poised soprano— James Jorden • New York Post
Oropesa's "Caro Nome" was one of, if not the highlight, of the evening— David Salazar • Latinos Post
And Lisette Oropesa was a Gilda who invited tenderness. Her pure, smooth soprano and alert presence were both endearing— Zachary Woolfe • New York Times
Her '"Caro nome" was exquisite, a perfectly lovely arc of tonal radiance and dynamic nuance, climaxing with an incredible trill. All evening the soprano produced one beautiful phrase after another, with impeccable musicianship and with the character's vulnerability and ultimate resolve finely delineated in both the words and the colours of the voice.— Oberon • Oberon's Grove
Lisette Oropesa was a compelling Gilda, with beautiful coloratura and purity of tone.— Luiz Gazzola • Opera Lively
Lisette has given 38 performances as Gilda.