Coming off of a major success in recital with Ruben Fernández Aguirre in Bilbao, Ruben and Lisette return to the recital stage in three other cities in Spain. Their program includes various bel canto pieces as well as Zarzuela and Cuban music.
Teatro de la Zarzuela - Madrid, ES - Monday, December 13, 2021
Teatro de la Maestranza - Sevilla, ES - Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Valencia, ES - Saturday, March 5, 2022
Let's say it as soon as possible: the recital has been an unmitigated success. One, who is not a friend of this format, does not remember in recent years a singer with the vocal quality of Oropesa in any recital. Her voice is of beautiful color, uniformity in all registers - although somewhat nuanced in the lower area, which seems natural - a quality phrasing and an implication with the text worthy of applause.
In addition, technically Oropesa offered us high-quality details, the kind that are intended to be enjoyed almost in privacy. To give just two examples, the final trill of Mercadante's second piece, La Primavera, is only a few; and in the second part, in the operatic, the entire final scene of Bellini's La sonnambula was an example of good saying, of involvement with the character and of generosity with the audience since the soprano included the recitative, very heartfelt, the aria and the final cabaletta.— Enrique Bert • Platea Magazine