Recital

Park Avenue Armory

New York, NY

Tuesday January 12, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday January 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Soloists

Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Piano  John Churchwell

About

A winner of the Met’s National Council Auditions in 2005, Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa has been taking the opera world by storm ever since with vocally commanding performances at the Metropolitan Opera as well as other opera houses in the U.S. and Europe. She performs a program of Spanish art songs as well as works by Schubert and Schumann, offering audiences the chance to get to know this star on the rise in one of the only spaces that could provide such an intimate encounter – the Board of Officers Room.

Program

HANDEL
Nemmen con l'ombre

SCHUMANN
Schöne Wiege
Widmung
Frage
Stille Tränen

SCHUBERT
Du bist die Ruh
Suleika I
Suleikas zweiter Gesang

___Pause___

FAURÉ
Claire de lune
Au bord de l'eau
Nell
Après un rêve

FALLA *Siete canciones populares españolas*
El paño moruno
Seguidilla Murciana
Asturiana
Jota
Nana
Canción
Polo

Reviews

Review: Lisette Oropesa Scales Down Her Voice but Not Her Presence

Ms. Oropesa and Mr. Churchwell brought uncommon freshness to this music, which somehow hovers on the divide between breathless desire and spiritual calm.

Ms. Oropesa combined vocal refinement with articulate delivery of the texts. It’s impressive that all of the English translations printed in the program (the recital spanned Italian, German, French and Spanish) were by Ms. Oropesa herself. Clearly, she involves herself deeply in the words she sings.

—  Anthony Tommasini  •  New York Times