I Masnadieri

Music by

Giuseppe Verdi

Lisner Auditorium

Washington, DC

Sunday September 22, 2013 - 6:00 PM


Carlo  Russell Thomas
Amalia  Lisette Oropesa
Francesco  Scott Hendricks
Massimiliano  Hao Jiang Tian
Arminio  Rolando Sanz
Moser  Soloman Howard


Antony Walker


This tragic opera of love, deceit, loss, greed and lust for power brings you along on an emotional roller coaster. But at all times, you are mesmerized by the sheer power and beauty of the music. The rivalry between two brothers, Carlo and Francesco, is framed by the deeply devoted affection of Carlo’s love, Amalia, and his aged father, Massimiliano.


Washington Concert Opera offers Verdi rarity ‘I masnadieri’ in time for composer’s birthday

Soprano Lisette Oropesa made a pleasing debut as the suffering Amalia

—  Charles T. Downey  •  Washington Post

Opera's Birthday Boys

Lisette Oropesa achieved total triumph as Amalia, the trill-filled part created for Jenny Lind. She sang with passion, technical aplomb, delicacy, and lovely timbre within her lyric-coloratura means.

—  David Shengold  •  Gay City News

Performance History

Lisette has given 11 performances as Amalia.