Recital

Crowder Hall

Tucson, AZ

Wednesday January 31, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Holsclaw Hall - Fred Fox School of Music

Tucson, AZ

Tuesday January 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Cast

Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Piano  Michael Borowitz

About

Soprano Lisette Oropesa (Lucia di Lamermmor, 2012) joins the 2018 Tucson Desert Song Festival for a vocal recital in celebration of Bernstein's 100th birthday. Featuring a wide variety of arias showcasing Lisette's impressive range, this showcase of talent is not to be missed! 

Tickets are on sale August 2017.

Program

Subject to change

LUNA
De España vengo

MOZART
Als Luise die Briefe
Abendempfindung
Sei du mein Trost

BERNSTEIN
2 Love Songs
Extinguish My Eyes
When my Soul Touches Yours

SAINT-SAENS
Le Rossignol et la Rose

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BARBER
A Nun Takes the Veil
Secrets of the Old
Sure on this Shining Night
Nocturne

BIZET
Chanson d'amour
Chant d'avril
Adieu de l'hotesse arabe

BERNSTEIN
Glitter and Be Gay

Masterclass

Lisette will be hosting a Masterclass at the Crowder Hall in Tucson, AZ the day after her recital. Tickets availalbe soon!

Reviews

Lisette Oropesa sings at Tucson Desert Song Festival

Leonard Bernstein’s 1949 “Two Love Songs” tell of a love that is stronger than life and can weld two souls together so that they sing a single melody. Oropesa’s butter cream tones were completely unified with Borowitz’s shimmering melodic strains. She finished the first half of the recital with an exquisite rendition of the “Vocalise” that Camille Saint-Saens wrote on a visit to Egypt in 1901. It is a wonderful text-free song that allows the coloratura to use some of her most intricate and difficult maneuvers. For Oropesa, it was a pièce de résistance.

—  Maria Nockin  •  Opera Today