Recital

Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC

Washington, DC

Saturday March 11, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Soloists

Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Piano  Vlad Iftinca

About

A Louisiana native of Cuban descent, lyric coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa has already won a loyal following of admirers in New York through Met appearances in Rigoletto, Le nozze di Figaro, and Falstaff (the latter also shown worldwide in movie theaters via a “Met Live in HD” simulcast), and has made exciting debuts in recent seasons at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera, Geneva’s Grand Théâtre, and San Francisco Opera. Her New York solo debut in January of 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory drew a packed house and vociferous ovations. Program to include selections by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Obradors, and Poulenc.

“ Oropesa manifested secure technical chops – trills, staccati, pinpoint dynamics and – most impressively, a long , sustained line that allowed her to hold the audience breathless…Her quicksilver tone aptly combined appealing girlish purity with lightly charged sensuality.” - David Shengold, Opera News

Program

(Subject to change)

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809)
Ragion nell’alma siede from Il mondo della luna
Libretto: Carlo Goldoni

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Selections from Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister D.877
Heiß mich nicht reden, So lasst mich scheinen, Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt
Texts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Selections from Op. 57
Suleika, O Jugend, o schöne Rosenzeit, Venetianisches Gondelied, Wanderlied

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963)
Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon
C., Fêtes Galantes

SAMUEL BARBER (1910-1981)
Opus 13 (Four Songs)
A Nun Takes the Veil, The Secrets of the Old, Sure on this Shining Night, Nocturne

FERNANDO OBRADORS (1897-1945)
Canciones clasicas españolas Vol. 1
La mi sola Laureola, Al amor, ¿Corazon, porqué pasais?, El majo celoso, Con amores, la mi madre, Del cabello más sutil, Coplas de curro dulce

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Upcoming performances in Winter 2017 include Hamlet, A recital in Washington D.C., and Die Entführung aus dem Serail

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