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Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe - Georges Bizet

Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe - Georges Bizet

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In addition to recording tracks for my Tucson Desert Song Festival recital, I also made a music video of Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe from Georges Bizet! Michael Borowitz accompanies on the piano.

Lisette Oropesa interviewed on Classic Talk TV

ClassicTalk.tv Interview

Interview

Dennis Giaque and Bing Yang were very kind to interview me for their program, ClassicTalk.tv. With the format of the interview, we were able to get into a very good, long discussion about opera, colleagues, my history as a singer, etc. 

Watch the full interview below!

Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House a major success

Lucia at the Royal Opera House a major success, your reactions

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I have been completely overwhelmed with the reactions from my debut at the Royal Opera House in Lucia di Lammermoor. It is obvious from all of the reviews that the press really loved all of the work that we put into making this revival of Katy Mitchell's production something truly special.

Here are some of my favorite reactions from twitter and the press:




Lisette Oropesa, photo by Jason Homa

Interview in OperaWire, Royal Opera House, Lucia

Interview

OperaWire was kind enough to interview me for my upcoming performances of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House. I also talked a little bit about my return to the Metropolitan Opera for Hansel and Gretel.

Here is a small excerpt from the entire interview. I hope you all enjoy!

You can read the full interview here.

OperaWire: What excites you most about making this major debut at such a famous house?

Lisette Oropesa: Well I’m incredibly grateful, for starters. I have been studying this role for over 10 years, and have sung it 3 times in very traditional, and beautiful, productions. This time feels completely new. The production requires the title character to be onstage the entire time, and this dramatic choice makes me have to put a new focus on the vocal execution of it. I am finding my way in it with a lot of pleasure, but it is still very challenging. I’ve never had to be onstage 100% of the time in a role this long. It will take all the stamina and concentration I can muster. The London audience is expecting a stellar performance at this historic opera house, and I want to give them the best of my work. So I guess you can say I’m nervous too!

Lisette Oropesa and Michele Mariotti for Opera Passion day at the Royal Opera House

Opera Passion day at Royal Opera House

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Thank you to everyone who joined in for Opera Passion day at the Royal Opera House! We were delighted to show you some scenes of our first stage rehearsal for Lucia di Lammermoor! Luckily for all of us, the ROH made the video available for all to watch! Be sure to watch it and tell me what you all think on my facebook page!

Watch the full OperaPassion day video on Facebook

Watch a rehearsal of the Mad Scene on YouTube