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Ms. Oropesa modeling a mask for her role in the Met’s “Falstaff.” Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

What Becomes a Diva Most?

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The New York Times posted this wonderful article about the costumes for the upcoming Falstaff at The Metropolitan Opera

Elise Aragon, a draper, knelt at the soprano’s feet with pins cupped in her hand. Ms. Oropesa fluffed the veil with her hands and allowed the diaphanous material to settle like a mist around her face. By way of experiment, she took a few deep breaths and declared herself satisfied. “I’ve had to sing with way worse stuff on my face,” she said.

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WRKF 89.3 Jim Engster Show

Interview

New Orleans native Lisette Oropesa, the soprano diva, who was raised in Baton Rouge, went to LSU and who'll return to Louisiana soon, to perform in the coming LSU Opera Gala.

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You can hear me at about 35 minutes into the program. I talk about some of my favorite roles, favorite cities and about the upcoming concert in Baton Rouge!