Gilda

American soprano Lisette Oropesa gave the finest singing of the evening as Gilda, a hopeless romantic-turned-hero who gave her life for her unfaithful lover.  Splendid in her lyrical outpourings in duets with the Duke and Rigoletto, Ms. Oropesa had plenty of vocal glamour that could turn ...

Classical Voice
May 22, 2018
Truman C. Wang

Her bright lyric soprano resulted in a rendition of "Caro nome" that literally stopped the show.

The Times-Picayune
March 18, 2008
Maria C. Montoya
Lisette Oropesa and Carlos Álvarez
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH

Her '"Caro nome" was exquisite, a perfectly lovely arc of tonal radiance and dynamic nuance, climaxing with an incredible trill. All evening the soprano produced one beautiful phrase after another, with impeccable musicianship and with the character's vulnerability and ultimate resolve f...

Oberon's Grove
May 1, 2013
Oberon

Rigoletto

Lisette Oropesa gave Gilda everything: she was warm voiced with her father, later steely determined, and ultimately fragile as she implores Him in Heaven for guidance, showing us the real Gilda.

Classical Source
Sept. 14, 2021
Classical Source

Zo’n dreamteam staat er ook op het podium met bariton Luca Salsi als Rigoletto en Lisette Oropesa als Gilda. Oropesa bracht op de premiere haar aria ‘Caro nome’ met een zoetgevooisd en zilverzacht timbre: het werd een muzikaal hoogtepunt waarin tekstuitdrukking en muzikale vi...

TheaterKrant
May 10, 2017
Oswin Schneeweisz

Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa’s Gilda has a fullness of tone which simply grows in beauty as she duets with the Duke, then launches into her ecstatic reverie, ‘Caro nome’.

iNews
Sept. 14, 2021
Michael Church

Lisette Oropesa is without a doubt the highlight of the cast. She is a never cloying and very credible Guild in communicating fragile curiosity, palpitating and naive love, violated innocence and unconditional sacrifice for the love of the father. Highlights are her "Caro nome" where the trill...

Conessi all'Opera
Sept. 20, 2021
Pietro Dall'Aglio

The Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa, was a classy Guild, with a very beautiful, balanced and tuned voice.

Il Messaggero
Dec. 4, 2016
LucaDella Libera

Lisette Oropesa was a compelling Gilda, with beautiful coloratura and purity of tone.

Opera Lively
May 2, 2013
Luiz Gazzola
Lisette Oropesa
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH
Lisette Oropesa and Liparit Avetisyan
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH

And Lisette Oropesa was a Gilda who invited tenderness. Her pure, smooth soprano and alert presence were both endearing

New York Times
April 16, 2013
Zachary Woolfe

Oropesa gets to the heart of Gilda's tragedy - that in protecting her, her father left her open to the first man to pay her any attention. Should he have trusted his intelligent and beautiful daughter to swim with the sharks in the palace? The time had to come, but "Tomorrow" is often the easi...

Broadway World
Sept. 16, 2021
Gary Naylor
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

As Gilda, the American soprano Lisette Oropesa, one of today’s star coloraturas, is the most vocally convincing of the central trio with her needlepoint accuracy and penetrating high notes, easily riding the orchestral tumult of the climactic Storm trio.

The Sunday Times
Sept. 19, 2021
Hugh Canning

Oropesa was een fantastische Gilda. Met een stem zo breekbaar als glas, transparant en sterk tegelijk, is ze een ideale vertolkster voor deze rol.

Place de l'Opera
May 10, 2017
Jacqueline van Rooij

Für die erkrankte Patricia Petibon übernahm dankenswerterweise kurzfristig Lisette Oropesa die Rolle der Gilda, die sie mit ihrem vollen, leuchtenden, farbenreichen Sopran sehr schön darbot.

Online Merker
Nov. 20, 2015
Martina Bogner

Lisetta Oropesa remains one of the leading lyric coloraturas working today. There is richness and oaky color in her lower register – redolent of Callas – which gives the character a power and gravitas that twittering glittering approaches rule out. Her “Caro nome” recei...

OperaWire
Sept. 16, 2021
Benjamin Poore

Intensa pure la Gilda di Lisette Oropesa che ha saputo esprimere il candore e la purezza della virtù con un timbro morbido e assai gradevole, spostando l’interpretazione più sul piano lirico del fraseggio che non su quello della coloratura virtuosistica, probabilmente segue...

GB Opera Magazine
Dec. 7, 2018
Francesco Giudiceandrea

Lisette Oropesa was a ravishing Gilda, her silvery tones and beautiful high range perfectly suited for the role of the young innocent girl. “Gualtier Malté”, that one and only traditionally-constructed aria of the opera, had unfortunately to be interrupted at first, so as to...

Bachtrack
March 16, 2015
Nicolas Nguyen

Charismatic, though, he isn’t. Lisette Oropesa doesn’t have a huge amount to go on as the silly girl who loves her rapist to the end, but her lyric soprano – fuller than usual in this role – is engaged in a fascinatingly different “Caro nome” from the colora...

The Arts Desk
Sept. 14, 2021
David Nice

A questo punto, se Rigoletto smette di essere una palestra dove misurare atletismi e «canne» vocali, i cantanti devono essere valutati per quanto e come contribuiscano a un progetto interpretativo così rivoluzionario. In questo senso è perfetta la Gilda di Lisette Oro...

La Stampa
Dec. 3, 2018
Alberto Mattioli

Lisette Oropesa as Gilda was simply glorious, perhaps the finest coloratura soprano in the world today. 

The Article
Sept. 14, 2021
Mark Ronan

Inquietante come inquietante è la risolutezza che Lisette Oropesa, grazie a un canto impeccabile e a una voce che conquista da subito, offre a Gilda : il suo Caro nome (con la cadenza originale scritta da Verdi) è una riflessione sull’amore, il Tutte le feste al tempio dive...

Pierachille Dolfini
Dec. 5, 2018
Pierachille Dolfini

Le monde de Gilda, fait d’amour juvénile et pur, donne lieu à la plus émouvante des scènes. Le toit du chapiteau soudain constellé de mille étoiles voit Gilda s’élever du sol sur un trapèze et sa romance prendre alors une puis...

ResMusica
Sept. 8, 2014
Jacques Schmitt

Oropesa communicates both Gilda’s youthful sensuality – as she reclines on her bed, stroking her legs as she dreams of her beloved ‘Gualtier Maldè’, it’s clear that she’s not as innocent as her father thinks – and traumatised disillusionment.&nb...

Opera Today
Sept. 14, 2021
Claire Seymour

Mais le moment de grâce absolue se niche sous les étoiles d’un ciel de rêve. Lorsque Gilda apparaît en trapéziste lunaire au-dessus de la roulotte paternelle. Lisette Oropesa offre là un exemple de chant aérien, dans une magnifique longueur d...

Le Temps
Sept. 4, 2014
Sylvie Bonier

Having enjoyed Lisette Oropesa in the recent OrphéeI was eager to make my acquaintance with her Gilda and she alone, amongst a talented cast, was the one who consistently spun vocal gold. Her formidable technical pr...

Parterre
May 16, 2018
Patrick Mack

Let’s start from the one absolute stellar contribution: that of Lisette Oropesa. After she cancelled singing Elvira (I puritani) in Gstaad recently, one did wonder if she would (a) show and (b) be at her best. Show she did, and this was the best Gilda I, for one, have heard. Her voice is...

Seen and Heard International
Sept. 14, 2021
Colin Clarke

Lisette Oropesa… vale tanto oro quanto pesa. Il soprano americano di origine cubana è una Gilda fresca e ingenua come dev’essere il personaggio, la sua voce è perfettamente adatta alla parte, con la coloratura agile e precisa, come ben si apprezza in Caro nome e in T...

L'ascoltatore dilettante
Dec. 10, 2018
Nicola Iannello
Lisette Oropesa and Ivan Magri
Dec. 1, 2016
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Lisette Oropesa has all Gilda’s notes at her command and manages the tricky task of conveying her character’s almost terrifying innocence.

The Stage
Sept. 14, 2021
George Hall
Lisette Oropesa and Roberto Frontali
Dec. 1, 2018
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

 Son sens de la nuance, exceptionnel et charmant, lui garantit de toute façon d’emblée une ovation en fin de soirée : capable de percuter le spectateur d’un aigu flamboyant, elle allège ailleurs son chant sur quelques syllabes susurrant un aigu inte...

Olyrix
July 4, 2017
Damien Dutilleul

C’era attesa per il debutto veronese di Lisette Oropesa, reduce dai trionfi pesaresi al ROF. Il soprano americano non ha deluso le aspettative. La voce, che ha un leggero vibrato e ricorda, come è stato giustamente notato, certe inflessioni timbriche della Gheorghiu, non è ...

Conessi all'Opera
Aug. 30, 2018
Roberto Mori

Alongside this Rigoletto, the excellent Guild of Lisette Oropesa.With a high school legacy and a beautiful lyric soprano timbre, the Oropesa indulges in high notes expos...

Opera Click
Dec. 14, 2016
Michelangelo Pecoraro
Lisette Oropesa and Carlos Álvarez
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH
Lisette Oropesa and Carlos Álvarez
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH

De show werd echter gestolen door Rigoletto’s dochter Gilda, vertolkt door de Amerikaanse sopraan Lisette Oropesa (vorig seizoen Nanetta in Falstaff bij De Nationale Opera). In haar stemgeluid lagen zowel een warme laagte als een glanzende hoogte besloten, en haar vocale acrobatiek was i...

Place de l'Opera
March 16, 2015
Laura Roling
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

Gilda è il soprano statunitense Lisetta Oropesa, reduce dal recente successo in Adina al Rossini Opera Festival, che stupisce per plasticità di modulazione e pulizia del fraseggio.

Le Salon Musicale
Aug. 26, 2018
Matteo Pozzato
Lisette Oropesa and Carlos Álvarez
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH

Oropesa, who starred in L.A. Opera’s “Florencia en el Amazonas” and more recently as the conflicted heroine in Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice,” is the personification of Verdi’s Gilda, the cloistered young girl in love with the idea of love. But i...

The Press Enterprise
May 16, 2018
Jim Farber
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

Oropesa, who starred in L.A. Opera’s Orpheus & Eurydice in March, reveals a more subtly enchanting presence when she discloses her attraction for the Duke in a delicately eerie and movingly sublime version of the love song “Gualtier Mald&eg...

LA Weekly
May 16, 2018
Falling James
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 1, 2016
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

Brilla l’astro di Lisette Oropesa, vera trionfatrice della serata, al suo debutto in Arena. Una voce angelicata che corre alla perfezione in teatro, sempre con morbidezza e con una delicatezza e sincerità espressiva commovente. Speriamo di poterla risentire presto qui&hellip...

Ieri Oggi Domaini Opera
Aug. 27, 2018
Francesco Lodola

The standout, however, was Lisette Oropesa’s Gilda. The American soprano is a superb coloratura with ringing top notes. She displayed a strong sense of line which she used to convey all the sides of her character. Her evolution from an innocent young girl to a resolute woman was cr...

Seen and Heard International
Sept. 8, 2014
Antoine Leboyer

Lisette Oropesa was a truly magnificent Gilda. She portrayed her character's girlishness, innocence, and obsessive love. Her voice was clear and bell-like, especially above the staff. Her "Caro Nome" ("Dear name") was most impressive with its radiant, silvery tones and tasteful decoration. Ama...

Broadway World
May 13, 2018
Maria Nockin
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

Lisette Oropesa disegna una Gilda liricamente appassionata nonché cantata in modo sopraffino e Caro nome, chiuso da un trillo da manuale, le guadagna una vera ovazione.

Opera Click
May 18, 2017
Edoardo Saccenti
Lisette Oropesa
Sept. 13, 2021
Ellie Kurttz - © ROH

Lisette Oropesa ist eine sehr koloratursichere, innig zarte Gilda, welche die Kantilenen gleichsam mit dem Silberstift zeichnet. Dabei kommt die Liebe zum Vater allerdings glaubhafter zum Ausdruck als die Leidenschaft für den Herzog die Gilda ihr Leben opfert. Sie gestaltet ihre grosse Ar...

Online Merker
Sept. 8, 2014
Marcel Paolino

Still, as Gilda, Lisette Oropesa offered a pearly “Caro nome” in her poised soprano

New York Post
April 14, 2013
James Jorden

Lisette Oropesa est en train de devenir l’une des références parmi les sopranos, elle a triomphé à Paris dans Les Huguenots, puis dans Don Pasquale, elle fut avec Gatti Nanetta dans le Falstaff d’Amsterdam. On pourrait croire en une voix lég&egrav...

Wanderer
Dec. 16, 2018
Guy Cherqui
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

Oropesa also has, perhaps more noticably for some, a pure light lyric soprano that is as balanced and classically expressive as recent decades have seen.

An Unamplified Voice
April 13, 2013
JSU

Maggiore impressione ha destato la coppia Rigoletto-Gilda, rispettivamente il baritono Luca Salsi e il soprano Lisette Oropesa, entrambi estremamente convincenti in questi ruoli, voci verdiane d’eccellenza, ben amalgamate nel duetto “Si, vendetta …”, giustamente bissat...

Opera Magazine
Aug. 31, 2018
Paolo Corsi
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 1, 2018
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

In her celebrated aria Caro nome, Lisette Oropesa succeeds in showing us both the virtuous flower and, with a flash of bare legs and an innocent roll on her bed, the sensual attraction she feels for the duplicitous duke. The extravagant ornamentation of the aria is delivered superbly, complete...

Evening Standard
Sept. 14, 2021
Barry Millington

Lisette Oropesa is simply the most believable Gilda I have seen; not the most voluptuous voice, but used to devastatingly expressive effect. Her mixture of fragility and self-sacrifice, transferred from one controlling monster to another, is heart-rending.

The Times UK
Sept. 14, 2021
Richard Morrison

Notable la encarnación de Lisette Oropesa, una voz de lírico-ligera con cuerpo,  impecablemente proyectada, bien colocada y correctamente apoyada sobre el aire. Buena la coloratura como pudo comprobarse en una brillante interpretación del “Caro nome” culmi...

Codalario
Dec. 11, 2015
Raúl Chamorro Mena

 t is, however, Lisette Oropesa, with her beautifully toned sound, who stands as the first among equals as she presents a Gilda who is totally overwhelmed by her delusion that the Duke really loves her.

Opera Online
Sept. 20, 2021
Sam Smith

... y la Gilda de Lisette Oropesa. Interpretando de forma delicadísima a la hija de Rigoletto, esta soprano cubano americana consiguió unos cuantos "Brava" con una composición perfecta y profundamente emocionante y por la cual ya merecería la pena el montaje en...

Notodo
Dec. 16, 2015
Miguel Gabaldón
Lisette Oropesa and Roberto Frontali
Dec. 1, 2018
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Both Álvarez and Oropesa are great actors. Oropesa also happens to be the finest lyric coloratura in the world today. Her soprano is quite dark lower down – hers is no tweetie-pie Gilda – and “Caro nome” revealed rock solid technique including an excellent trill....

Bachtrack
Sept. 14, 2021
Mark Pullinger
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 1, 2016
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 1, 2018
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

La soprano americana Lisette Oropesa è stata una Gilda dolce, innamorata ma decisa (giusto la cadenza del Caro Nome non è stata perfettissima, ma era una macchiolina su di una tovaglia bianca).

Cultura Mente
Dec. 4, 2018
Marco Rossi

De rol van Gilda was bij Lisette Oropesa, een Amerikaanse coloratuursopraan met schitterende topnoten, in goede, tedere handen. In de beste handen, eigenlijk:  zij was de werkelijke ster van de avond. Haar soepele sopraan en alerte podiumprésence maakten grote indruk, en haar &ldqu...

Opera Gazet
May 12, 2017
Olivier Keegel

she brought a golden honeyed tone, a little reminiscent of Beverly Sills, to Verdi's great coloratura aria "Caro Nome" at the end of the first act and vocally remained the stunning star of the show 

Los Angeles Times
May 14, 2018
Mark Swed

De Lisette Oropesa conocíamos personajes asociados a ese tipo de vocalidad femenina denominado soubrette. De hecho, su nombre  de pila es el mismo que detenta un perfecto ejemplo de tal categoría sopranil, o sea, la segunda soprano de La rondine, personaje que forma parte de...

El arte de la fuga
Dec. 17, 2015
Fernando Fraga

Purissima l’emissione di Lisette Oropesa, una Gilda  che ha letteralmente incantato il pubblico.

Il Sussidiario
Dec. 3, 2018
Giuseppe Pennisi

Oropesa’s expressive and beautifully modulated soprano gave full range to Gilda’s every emotion. Her love and regard for her father was palpable from their first duet in Act I to Act II’s ‘Piangi, fanciulla’ to their final tragic duet, ‘Lassu – in ciel...

Seen and Heard International
May 14, 2018
Jane Rosenberg
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 1, 2016
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Il soprano Lisette Oropesa, in possesso di una vocalità tornita e di bello smalto, dipinge una Gilda fresca e liliale senza, però, scadere in vacui bamboleggiamenti o inutili atteggiamenti languorosi: la sua è sì una fanciulla innamorata ma, al contempo, risoluta e ...

Conessi all'Opera
Dec. 4, 2018
Stefano Balbiani
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2015
Javier del Real

There is no doubt where the vocal triumph of the evening lies. This is Lisette’s Oropesa’s first Gilda on a British stage: girlish and unaffected, it is a wonderfully complete piece of singing, her “Caro nome” precise and emotional in every detail.

The Telegraph
Sept. 14, 2021
Nicholas Kenyon

Il vibrato della statunitense Lisette Oropesa fa sì che la sua voce di soprano leggero sia sempre percorsa di una pregevole vivacità; la tecnica vocale compiutissima, la grazia nel porgere, la precisione nei vocalizzi ne fanno un’interprete perfetta del carattere di Gilda: ...

GB Opera Magazine
Dec. 15, 2015
Michele Curnis
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 1, 2016
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Oropesa's "Caro Nome" was one of, if not the highlight, of the evening

Latinos Post
April 14, 2013
David Salazar
Lisette Oropesa and Luca Salsi
Dec. 1, 2016
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

Lisette Oropesa een Gilda die een in voorkomen en timbre meisjesachtige vertolking combineerde met een volwassen artistieke allure. Haar licht gekruide lyrische sopraan met een mooi natuurlijk vibrato gaat geen zee te hoog, maar excelleert tegelijk in lyriek en vocale finesses. Aan het slot va...

Opus Klassiek
May 11, 2017
Paul Korenhof

La voce di Lisette Oropesa ha quel tanto di ingenuo ma inossidabile nel carattere volitivo femminile, come nella tenuta d’intonazione e nella rotondità del registro acuto, che, quasi senza che ce ne accorgiamo, la bambina-Gilda cantando diventa donna prima del tempo. Non sol...

Classic Voice
Dec. 5, 2018
Angelo Foletto

Indeed, she shone as Gilda, showing a beautiful and refined soprano lirico with an adamant high register. She conquered a standing ovation after an immaculate Caro nome,

Opera Click
March 18, 2015
Edoardo Saccenti
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 1, 2018
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

It is next to impossible to imagine a more affecting Gilda than Oropesa. The stylishness, sweetness, tenderness, flexibility and expressivity of her singing is breathtaking

The Times Literary Supplement
Sept. 22, 2021
Anna Picard

Oropesa makes a matchless Gilda, singing with an extraordinary beauty of tone and understated depth of feeling: this really is one of the truly great performances.

The Guardian
Sept. 14, 2021
Tim Ashley

Slender and graceful, soprano Lisette Oropesa was simply world-class as Gilda, with flawless emission and generous top notes, crystalline up to high E. The long trill at the end of “Caro nome” would have traced a perfect zigzag on a pitch visualiser. Even more stunning than her bra...

Bachtrack
May 11, 2017
Jenny Camilleri
Lisette Oropesa and Roberto Frontali
Dec. 1, 2018
Yasuko Kageyama / TOR

But the vocal sensation of the evening was undoubtedly the Gilda of the American soprano Lisette Oropesa. Her lyrical coloratura soprano sounded that evening with such impeccable purity and lived passion that the pampered Covent Garden audience was swept away to true storms of applause. She is...

Klassik Begeistert
Oct. 4, 2021
Dr. Charles E. Ritterband