Thank you so much to the Neue Zürcher Zeitung for interviewing me about my Lucia here at the Zurich Opera!
This is all in preparation for roles that are often extreme sports themselves. For Oropesa, bel canto is "a specific approach to singing and interpreting" that first and foremost requires disciplined practice. But also "a musical taste", for example in the culture of rubato, the many small delays. If it succeeds, then necessity turns into freedom, similar to ballet, the initially artificial becomes an expression of the human. The voice begins to soar, maintaining a haven in the music even in madness.