Lisette Oropesa, photo by Jason Homa

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!

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