St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Hoie Hall

East Hampton, US




Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Soprano  Siskelelwe Mngenela
Soprano  Elizabeth Novella
Mezzo-soprano  Anne Marie Stanley
Tenor  Derrek Stark
Baritone  David Wolfe
Bass-Baritone  Michael Leyte-Vidal


Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa who has “an endless supply of golden-age trills,” (Opera News) and has a voice that is “brightly crystalline and arrestingly powerful,” (New York Times)

She has a “technique without weakness” (Codalario) and “everything she touches turns into gold” (Place de l’Opéra)

Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa has become one of her generation’s most sought after lyric coloraturas. Highly praised for her seamless voice, precise coloratura, magnetic stage presence, and innate musicality, Oropesa and Bel Canto Boot Camp co-founders, Rachelle Jonck and Derrick Goff, will present an intimate recital of bel canto repertoire.

A unique highlight of the program will be several duets and ensembles featuring Oropesa and the 2023 Guild Hall & Bel Canto Boot Camp Resident Artists. The recital will conclude Oropesa’s week in-residence at Guild Hall, during which she will lead private coachings and a public masterclass with the 2023 Guild Hall & Bel Canto Boot Camp Resident Artists.

The recital is followed by a cocktail reception with the artists in Guild Hall’s Minikes Garden. The reception is open only to those who have purchased a “Recital + Reception Ticket.”

Rachelle Jonck and Derrick Goff, pianists

I masnadieri - Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Tu del mio Carlo al seno … Carlo vive? O caro accento
Lisette Oropesa as Amalia

La gazza ladra - Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Deh, pensa che domani … E ben per mia memoria…L’ultimo istante
Ms. Oropesa as Ninetta
With Anne Marie Stanley as Pippo

Norma - Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)
Mira, o Norma
Elizabeth Novella as Norma
with Ms. Oropesa as Adalgisa

La fille du régiment - Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
Chacun le sait
Sisikelelwe Mngenela as Marie
with Derrek Stark as Tonio
and Michael Leyte-Vidal as Sulpice

Il barbiere di Siviglia - Rossini
Dunque io son
Ms. Oropesa as Rosina
with David Wolfe as Figaro

Il turco in Italia - Rossini
Bella Italia
Ms. Oropesa as Fiorilla
with Michael Leyte-Vidal as Selim

Le nozze di Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Miss Mngenela as Susanna
with Ms. Oropesa as Countess Almaviva

Lucrezia Borgia - Donizetti
Soli noi siamo… Oh a te bada
Elizabeth Novella as Lucrezia
with Michael Leyte-Vidal as Don Alfonso

Lucia di Lammermoor - Donizetti
Lucia, perdona … Sulla tomba che rinserra … Verranno a te
Ms. Oropesa as Lucia
with Derrek Stark as Edgardo

I puritani - Bellini
Il rival salvar tu dei … Se tra il buio un fantasma vedrai … Suoni la tromba
David Wolfe as Riccardo
with Michael Leyte-Vidal as Giorgio

Lucia di Lammermoor - Donizetti
Chi mi frena in tal momento?
Ms. Oropesa as Lucia
with Anne Marie Stanley as Alisa
Derrek Stark as Edgardo
Derrick Goff as Arturo
David Wolfe as Enrico
and Michael Leyte-Vidal as Raimondo