I recently had a wonderful chat with Schmopera about some upcoming roles and how to be healthy and sane while traveling.
Talking with Singers - Lisette Oropesa - Schmopera.com
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG SOPRANOS, WHO MAY FEEL PRESSURE TO SET THEMSELVES APART FROM THE MANY SKILLED SINGERS OF SIMILAR VOICE TYPES?
"You are completely unique, and there is no other singer exactly like you. As long as you have that knowledge to begin with, you shouldn't try to compare yourself to other singers, because there are always going to be things to set you apart from others. It is most important that in your young years, you spend your time and energy investing in your own artistry, in mastering styles and languages, and building your technique. Those things are the most important to have a long career, and you build those good habits young."