Recital

Olavinlinna Castle

Savonlinna, FI

Soloists

Soprano  Lisette Oropesa
Piano  Ruben Fernández Aguirre

About

Soprano Lisette Oropesa has her own special, uniquely magical charm. There is no question that she’s one of today’s most sought-after, acclaimed and revered singers of the global opera scene.

Her pitch-perfect technique is complemented by a crystalline, colourful and powerful voice. What’s more, she has a sharp sense of lyrics and impressive drama skills. When not singing, she loves books by the Brontë sisters and runs marathons.

“There must be a strength and a vulnerability. In this career, you cannot have only one.”

Lisette Oropesa, Opera Charm Magazine

The Cuban-American singer started from the very top at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. She visited the Savonlinna Opera Festival in 2019 with Milan’s La Scala. At this year’s festival, she will also sing the lead role of Romeo and Juliet.

Program

Charles Gounod
Boléro (Ah! Que je plains ta flame)

Jules Massenet
Chanson Andalouse
Sevillana (“A Séville, belles señoras”) from the opera Don César de Bazan

Maurice Ravel
Chanson espagnole
Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera

Georges Bizet
"Ouvre ton Coeur" from the ode symphony Vasco da Gama
Adieu de l'hôtesse arabe

Leo Delibes
Boléro (Les Filles de Cadix)

Interval

Francisco Asenjo Barbieri
“Canción de la paloma” from the zarzuela El barberillo de Lavapiés

Manuel de Falla
Siete canciones populares españolas

Enrique Granados
Three songs from the series Canciones amatorias

Joaquín Rodrigo
Cuatro madrigales amatorios

Ruperto Chapí
“Carceleras” from the zarzuela Las hijas del Zebedeo