Music by

G. Verdi


Amsterdam, NL




Rigoletto  Dimitri Platanias
Duke of Mantua  Ivan Magrì
Gilda  Lisette Oropesa
Sparafucile  Ante Jerkunica
Maddalena  Martina Belli
Marullo  Sergio Vitale
Borsa  Gregory Bonfatti
Count Monterone  Christophoros Stamboglis
Count Ceprano  Lisandro Abadie
Countess Ceprano  Maria Fiselier
Giovanna  Cécile van de Sant
Page  Laetitia Gerards


James Gaffigan


'La donna è mobile "seems the most famous opera arias ever be. The melody would take root immediately knew Giuseppe Verdi in 1851 itself al To prevent the barrel organs already went to get it before the first performance, given the tenor aria until the day of the premiere. Or so the story goes. Lyrical beauty Rigoletto is an opera full of lyrical beauty, and right up James Gaffigan, the principal guest conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. The two big arias of the Duke of Mantua and the music that Verdi wrote among his most virtuosic and while most poignant compositional discoveries. Gilda for the young The vocal characterization of the hunchback jester Rigoletto, with its complexity, was revolutionary for its time. Verdi had a play where he relied on, Le roi s'amuse the political-critical Victor Hugo, well understood. Together with Il trovatore and La traviata is Rigoletto 's famous triptych of Verdi's successful middle period, a time in which he broke through internationally 

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Lisette Oropesa in Paris for her 2015 Winter Newsletter

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Happy New Year! A kickstart to 2015 in lovely Paris, France... Oh la la!



Oropesa’s Gilda steelt show in Rigoletto

De show werd echter gestolen door Rigoletto’s dochter Gilda, vertolkt door de Amerikaanse sopraan Lisette Oropesa (vorig seizoen Nanetta in Falstaff bij De Nationale Opera). In haar stemgeluid lagen zowel een warme laagte als een glanzende hoogte besloten, en haar vocale acrobatiek was indrukwekkend. Vooral indrukwekkend was haar ‘Caro Nome’, dat in eerste instantie voortijdig moest worden afgebroken omdat iemand in de zaal onwel werd. Ze eindigde de aria met een prachtige triller waar maar geen eind aan leek te komen.

—  Laura Roling  •  Place de l'Opera

James Gaffigan conducts a full-blooded Rigoletto at the Concertgebouw

Lisette Oropesa was a ravishing Gilda, her silvery tones and beautiful high range perfectly suited for the role of the young innocent girl. “Gualtier Malté”, that one and only traditionally-constructed aria of the opera, had unfortunately to be interrupted at first, so as to whisk away a member of the audience who was apparently unwell. When the performance resumed, Ms Oropesa sang the aria with elegant phrasing, top notes ringing to the rafters and exquisitely executed trills with which she has deservedly brought down the house.

—  Nicolas Nguyen  •  Bachtrack

Amsterdam - Royal Concertgebouw: Rigoletto

Indeed, she shone as Gilda, showing a beautiful and refined soprano lirico with an adamant high register. She conquered a standing ovation after an immaculate Caro nome,

—  Edoardo Saccenti  •  Opera Click