Lucia

After her brilliant performance as Konstanze in Hans Neuenfels ' Abduction and her solo concerto, Lisette Oropesa's role debut as Lucia was eagerly awaited. A complete success. Like the Cuban-American at the beginning of “ …Ed ecco! ecco su quel margine…' startled by the gh...

Online Merker
April 17, 2022
Manfred A. Schmid

Lisette Oropesa, die sich vor positiver Energie sprudelnd gleich im ersten Akt gesanglich verausgabt, was die Palette ihrer hell timbrierten Stimmpotenz nur so hergibt, beeindruckt auch im 2. und 3. Akt mit ihrem mal larmoyant klingenden, dann wieder feinperlend belcantistisch anmutenden Sopra...

Operaversum
April 27, 2022
Nicole Hacke

Lisette Oropesa rettete hier die Komposition selbst. In der berühmten "Wahnsinnsarie" im dritten Akt hat Donizetti der Sopranistin nämlich meist nur eine Flöte (in seltenen Fällen wie hier bei den Festspielen eine Glasorgel) als Spielpartnerin an die Seite geschrieben. So k...

News.AT
Aug. 26, 2022
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Lucia di Lammermoor

Oropesa’s glinting soprano is fairly light but it grew warmly and expansively as Lucia’s distress deepened, and the crystalline precision and limpidness which I had admired at Glyndebourne this summer were again in notable evidence. As the sometimes cruel Norina in Mariame Cl&eacut...

Opera Today
Nov. 8, 2017
Claire Seymour

Lisette Oropesa, making her Royal Opera debut, is a revelation as Lucia. She acts with conviction, hits the notes deadcentreand controls the dynamics. Her “mad sc...

Evening Standard
Nov. 1, 2017
Nick Kimberly

La Lucia di Lisette Oropesa resta nella memoria come un momento sospeso nel tempo, con le sue cadenze perfette, acuti torniti, puntature cinguettate. 

Giornale della Musica
April 4, 2022
Valentina Anzani

Lisette Oropesa enfin. Le public viennois, ou ce qui en restait après quinze minutes (chronométrées !) d’applaudissements puis de standing ovations au bord de la fosse, l'a réclamée à cor et à cri pour lui dire toute sa gratitude à ...

Forum Opera
May 1, 2022
Thierry Verger
Lisette Oropesa
April 3, 2022
Paco Amate

The cast is outstanding, especially the Lucia of Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa. A consummate actor with a fresh, pearly sound and exquisite top notes, Oropesa creates a flesh-and-blood character out of Donizetti’s sketchy heroine. Her mad scene is beautifully judged, full of nua...

The Stage
Oct. 31, 2017
Amanda Holloway

Für die US-amerikanische Sopranistin Lisette Oropesa, ihre strahlende Stimme und ihre Verkörperung der Lucia drücken Superlative kaum aus, was sie gesanglich und mimisch mit selten gehörter Virtuosität geleistet hat.

Passauer Neue Presse
Aug. 26, 2022
Brigitte Janoschka

Lisette Oropesa whose performance is simply magnificent. The role is famously demanding. Forced into a marriage against her will to save the family fortune, for Lucia the second half of the opera runs through murder, miscarriage and madness. Oropesa is not only a thrilling singer, she is a tho...

The Arbuturian
Nov. 3, 2017
Anna Selby

Best of all, however, was the performance of Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa in the title role which was simply sensational.

In fact, it is one of the best performances I have ever seen at Covent Garden. Her crisp, clear voice added to true dramatic acting ability make her perfe...

Sunday Express
Nov. 1, 2017
William Hartston

Oropesa gilt als die derzeit führende Interpretin der berühmten Donizetti-Partie. Und es wird einem schnell bewusst, warum das so ist. Die Koloraturen der Partie gelingen ihr vorzüglich, die Stimme ist enorm flexibel, schlank im Ton, und baut auf einem guten technischen Fundamen...

Online Merker
April 25, 2022
Lukas Link
Lisette Oropesa and Daniele Rustioni
Aug. 25, 2022
SF / Marco Borrelli
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter

El reparto vocal estaba encabezado por la soprano cubano americana Lisette Oropesa. Oropesa se adaptó con maña a la propuesta escénica y su Lucia trasmitió la determinación feminista que la dirección escénica pedía. No obstante, lo m&aacu...

Opera World
Nov. 16, 2017
Carlos Javier López

Lucia is sung by Lisette Oropesa, here making her house debut. Her voice isn’t large, but she is a true coloratura soprano. She has excellent support for the long fioratura lines, and ideal agility for the runs and ornaments. Her Mad Scene (flutes here, no glass harmonica) is more about ...

The Arts Desk
Oct. 31, 2017
Gavin Dixon

Lisette Oropesa is Lucia, his sister. With a slender stature and southern appearance, she develops a noticeable stage presence from the very first moment and fascinates with her natural play. Her youthfully fresh soprano is absolutely confident in the high notes and skilled in coloratura, leav...

Online Merker
May 29, 2022
Jan Krobot
Lisette Oropesa and Benjamin Berenheim
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa and Josh Lovell
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa and Patricia Nolz
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper

"Espectacular", "qué gusto oír voces así", "brava" o "perfecta" son expresiones que esta noche el publico del Teatro Real ha regalado a la soprano estadounidense Lisette Oropesa, que ha protagonizado "Lucia di Lammermoor", la ópera de Donizetti, cuyas pa...

El Diario
June 23, 2018
El Diario

But allears as well as eyesare on Lisette Oropesa. Lucia is her first Royal Opera role, and the Cuban-American soprano is sensationally good. She makes the str...

The Guardian
Oct. 31, 2017
Erica Jeal
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter

Oropesa made a strong impression at Glyndebourne this year in a far more light-hearted Donizetti opera. Here, she wasonfine vocal form, with those trills that you crave from the r...

Bachtrack
Nov. 1, 2017
Dominic Lowe

Lisette Oropesa erweist sich einmal mehr als eine der führenden Interpretinnen der Lucia. Mit ihrem runden, vollen, auch zu dramatischer Attacke fähigen Sopran entspricht sie nicht unbedingt dem Klangbild «klassischer» Lucia-Interpretinnen, was sie mit ihrer enormen B&uum...

Online Merker
May 30, 2022
Jan Krobot
Lisette Oropesa and Daniele Rustioni
Aug. 25, 2022
SF / Marco Borrelli

Escenificando la parte III hasta el final de la escena de la locura, pudimos disfrutar de la delicadeza de Lisette Oropesa, quien nos presentó la completa psicología y vocalidad de la famosa escena de la locura. Una escena in crescendo que Oropesa supo sobrellevar con una mezcla ...

En Platea
April 4, 2022
Norman Marsà

Lisette Oropesa es maravillosa, lo controla todo y su escena de la locura del fascinante personaje de Lucia fue simplemente modélica: hubo tensión teatral y un absoluto dominio técnico y en particular de la coloratura y del ornamento, fascinando con la naturalidad de su en...

El Periódico
April 4, 2022
Pablo Meléndez-Haddad

La soprano estadounidense, con antepasados cubanos y catalanes, se lució con el aria de la locura de Lucia di Lammermoor y arrancó dos largos minutos de aplausos del público, visiblemente emocionado. 

La Vanguardia
April 4, 2022
Maricel Chavarría

Fabulosa de principio a fin. Por otro lado, Lisette Oropesa como Lucia di Lammermoor en su aria de la locura, con la cadenza clásica incluida. Ingravida, mágica, fascinante y magnética de principio a fin. Uno de esos pocos momentos en el que el mundo se para y no existe m&...

Platea Magazine
April 5, 2022
Gonzalo Lahoz

In Salzburg kommt Lisette Oropesa den Idealvorstellungen des Komponisten irritierend nahe. Ihren aparten Sopran-Charme weiß die Amerikanerin expressiv zu entfalten. Auch, aber nicht nur in hoher und höchster Lage, wo das Publikum Sängerinnen immer so gerne abheben hört. Se...

BR Klassik
Aug. 26, 2022
Volkmar Fischer

This revival has a new Lucia, and how! Lisette Oropesa was making her debut in the House. Hers is not the ample agile voice of a Sutherland, not the bright glassy dazzle of Gruberová, but is an instrument full of interesting dark colours and technical mastery put at the service of commu...

Classical Source
Nov. 1, 2017
Alexander Campbell
Lisette Oropesa, Artur Rucinski
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

La soprano cubano-estadounidense Lisette Oropesa asumió el papel en Londres en 2017 y desde entonces se ha consolidado como una de las mejores intérpretes, si no la mejor, de este papel, formidable tanto por su dificultad como por la resistencia vocal que requiere. Lisette Oropes...

Opera World
April 25, 2022
Luc Roger

The thrilling new Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa is a decided plus on last year.
Her Lucia is young and fragile but defiant, while the famous mad scene is superlatively played.
Her pure crystal voice soars to the heights.

Sunday Express
Nov. 5, 2017
Leslie Jones

Il soprano americano si conferma belcantista raffinata e completa, come già nella recente Giulietta milanese, sfoggiando una voce piena ed omogenea lungo tutta l’estensione, musicalità controllata dal buon gusto che le impedisce di perdersi in bamboleggiamenti. La precision...

Wanderer
June 21, 2022
Paolo Malaspina
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter

Lisette Oropesa sang her Royal Opera House debut as a was tender, sincere Lucia. Her voice was easiest in the top and she navigated the role with ease. ... There was nothing but bravery from Oropesa as she navigated the emotional turmoil of the second half of the opera.

Schmopera
Nov. 1, 2017
Vivian Darkbloom

La première del viernes contó con la intervención vocal, en los papeles protagonistas, de la soprano de origen cubano Lisette Oropesa y del tenor mexicano Javier Camarena. Ambos encarnan roles de extrema dificultad y extensión: una auténtica maratón vo...

El Imparcial
June 24, 2018
Isabel Cantos

"You could exhaust the dictionary looking for the perfect words to describe coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa’s performance at Tucson Music Hall Saturday night. “Arresting.” “Stunning.” “Magnificent.” “Sublime.” Ext...

Arizona Daily Star
Oct. 21, 2012
Cathalena E. Burch
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper

Lisette Oropesa y Javier Camarena encarnan a una pareja protagonista absolutamente creíble en lo físico y extraordinariamente bien avenida en lo musical. Ella, ovacionada en pie al final por buena parte del público, es una cantante completísima y, sobre todo, ...

El Pais
June 23, 2018
Luis Gago

La soprano Lisette Oropesa construye una impecable e intensa Lucia en una interpretación

El espeluznante delirio asesino de la protagonista y el resultado de combinar la maravillosa interpretación de Oropesa – vestido blanco ensangrentado, mirada perdida en la felic...

Voz Libre
June 26, 2018
Alicia Huerta
Lisette Oropesa, Artur Rucinski
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa, Artur Rucinski
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

Lisette Oropesa es una de esas cosas excepcionales que aparecen, en plan Cometa Halley, cada x años: está revolucionando al público del Real, que la vitorea, en pie, noche tras noche (y mira que la audiencia real es dura de roer). La conjunción de la voz de esta muj...

Notodo
July 5, 2018
Miguel Gabaldón

El público del Teatro Real se ha rendido a los pies de la soprano estadounidense Lisette Oropesa, que entrega una Lucia emocionante, tanto en lo musical como en lo teatral, hasta unos niveles incalculables.

El Asombrario
June 27, 2018
Manuel Cuéllar

Man kann es kaum glauben! Aber Gaetano Donizettis Belcanto-Meisterwerk „Lucia di Lammermoor“ wurde noch nie bei den Salzburger Festspielen gegeben. Erinnerungen wurden natürlich sofort wach an die erst vor kurzem so tragisch verstorbene Edita Gruberova, wenn man die Wahnsinnsa...

Klassik Begeistert
Sept. 3, 2022
Dr. Klaus Billand
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter

Matching him in all respects was the Lucia of Lisette Oropesa. She excelled in all aspects of the role (the rigours of which were made more severe in this production by the fact that she is onstage for practically the entire duration), acting affectingly throughout, dispatching the ornamentati...

Opera Magazine
Nov. 22, 2017
Roger Parker
Lisette Oropesa
April 3, 2022
Steven Harris

Afirmar que Oropesa estuvo a la altura de tan exigidísimo personaje, vocal y expresivamente, es quedarse corto. No solo se paseó sin el más mínimo desfallecimiento y con sorprendente facilidad por toda la onerosa tesitura, creó además una Lucia f...

Scherzo Magazine
July 2, 2018
Fernando Fraga
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper

To match such a revelation in storytelling and character there is Lisette Oropesa who is a revelation by herself. Prior to, and after seeing this production I listened to Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland’s performances and I can genuinely tell you, as someone who has now seen Oropesa in ...

The Stuart Review
Nov. 21, 2017
Stuart

Having rescued Glyndebourne's Don Pasquale from mediocrity this summer, the Cuban-American soprano now elevates another Donizetti opera to the heights. Oropesa's subtle vibrato, fast, light and allied to a silvery-bright timbre, was a constant delight, and her account of the mad scene (accompa...

What's on Stage
Oct. 31, 2017
Mark Valencia
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter

The real star, though, was the young Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa, who is making her Royal Opera debut. Not just for her singing, which probably won’t be bettered in Britain this year, but for her acting. Even when she wasn’t singing, I found it impossible to take my eyes...

The Guardian
Nov. 22, 2017
John Grace

Entremig de tot això, Lisette Oropesa va oferir-nos un sorbet belcantista de luxe. La seva escena de la bogeria de la Lucia és d’aquelles que hom conserva pel record: coloratura executada a la perfecció, interpretada d’una manera exquisida, sense massa sal ni m...

El Temps de les Arts
April 5, 2022
Ferran Vila i Riera

Lisette Oropesa’s technique is astonishing and she was in absolute command of her beautiful silvery voice and the title role’s demanding coloratura. All her high E flats were hit dead centre and with impressive ease and the mechanics of singing was never on show and Oropesa brought...

Seen and Heard International
April 25, 2022
Jim Pritchard

Lisette Oropesa makes an exciting house debut. It’s not the largest voice, but the Cuban-American makes every phrase felt and sings with piercing vulnerability, whether in fragile trills or heart-searing high notes. Her “mad scene” is so sincerely done that it feels wrong to ...

The Times
Oct. 31, 2017
Neil Fisher
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper

The Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa, making her Royal Opera debut, starts strongly and just continues to get stronger, inhabiting the part both in her actions and in her voice. No surprise she has taken on Gilda (Dutch National Opera), Violetta (Opera Philadelphia) and Marie (Donizetti&...

Seen and Heard International
Nov. 1, 2017
Colin Clarke
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper

Oropesa mostró la infabilidad de su técnica, su dominio del instrumento y la seguridad escénica con la que bordó una escena de la locura que se llevó la ovación de la noche, tres minutos de reloj!

La Vanguardia
April 4, 2022
Jordi Maddaleno

La locura de la protagonista, interpretada por la soprano estadounidense de ascendencia cubana Lisette Oropesa, se ha trasladado al público del coliseo madrileño, que ha roto en aplausos y en gritos de \"brava\" en el culmen de su enajenación.

Europa Press
June 23, 2018
Europa Press
Lisette Oropesa and Josh Lovell
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

Qué mejor que empezar por la gran triunfadora de la noche, la soprano Lisette Oropesa, espléndida cantante y actriz que configuró un rol difícilmente superable hoy en día. Con una voz de lírico-ligera que, ahora mismo, se adapta como un guante a la tes...

Opera World
June 30, 2018
Mariano Hortal
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

La soprano américaine d’origine cubaine Lisette Oropesa est aujourd’hui l’une des plus remarquables interprètes de Lucia, rôle dans lequel elle a été unanimement acclam&eacu...

Toute la culture
June 8, 2022
Denis Peyrat
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter

Outstanding debut aside, it was Lisette Oropesa who brought the house down with her candidness on stage and her total match with the production’s concept. Her dramatic triumph wasn’t so unqualified at the vocal level. Her technique is canonic, allowing a total command of her beauti...

Bachtrack
June 27, 2018
Fernando Remiro
Lisette Oropesa
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

Lisette Oropesa is astounding with ease and mastery in Lucia, leaving absolutely nothing to show through the difficulty of the role. Her peerless technique, her perfectly assured vocals, her luminous highs, her crystalline timbre and her evanescent halftones make her an incomparable Lucia toda...

Concerto Net
May 30, 2022
Claudio Poloni

Her voice strengthened act by act, but Oropesa had no problem with the singing even from the start, showing an easy trill and confidence through the part's range.

An Unamplified Voice
July 12, 2009
JSU

Lisette Oropesa’s soprano, strong but silky, featured splendid silvery super-high notes, great coloratura and heart-melting filati, for an electrifying interpretation of Lucia. Her natural, spontaneous acting helped enliven a somewhat bratty teenager, overwhelmed by the emotional blackma...

Bachtrack
June 6, 2022
Laura Servidei

Oropesa cosechó, tanto tras la célebre escena de la locura (cuando se pasa 15 minutos cantando tras asesinar a su marido en la noche de bodas) como en los saludos finales una enorme ovación, bastante poco propia de los estrenos del Teatro Real, a menudo contenidos en entus...

El Español
June 23, 2018
Daniel Basteiro
Lisette Oropesa
May 26, 2022
Toni Suter
Lisette Oropesa
Aug. 25, 2022
SF / Marco Borrelli

In occasione di questa prima ripresa il ruolo del titolo è stato affidato a Lisette Oropesa (inizialmente prevista anche lo scorso anno ma sostituita da Irina Lungu poco prima del debutto) che così ha potuto finalmente debuttare a Zurigo e farlo con uno dei suoi cavalli di battag...

The.blogartpost
June 2, 2022
Blogartpost
Lisette Oropesa and Daniele Rustioni
Aug. 25, 2022
SF / Marco Borrelli
Lisette Oropesa and Roberto Tagliavini
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

As Lucia in this handsome and intelligent production, the birdlike American-Cuban soprano Lisette Oropesa, bubbly and light-hearted in Glyndebourne Festival Opera's Don Pasquale this summer, now conveys both aching fragility and determination, powering up to those famous high notes with the ac...

Culture Whisper
Oct. 31, 2017
Claudia Pritchard
Lisette Oropesa and Benjamin Berenheim
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper

Lisette Oropesa dazzles in the title role as her soprano is powerful enough to pierce our very hearts, yet never feels extravagant or overblown. It is paradoxical that her lines in ‘Il dolce suono’(from the famous ‘mad scene’) seem almost as if they could evaporate into...

Opera Online
Nov. 5, 2017
Sam Smith

Für Lisette Oropesas strahlenden Sopran und ihre Verkörperung der Lucia drücken Superlative kaum aus, was sie gesanglich und mimisch mit selten gehörter Virtuosität geleistet hat, denn sie schlüpfte voll und ganz in diese Rolle.

Ihr Solopart ist gespickt m...

Traunsteiner Tagblatt
Aug. 30, 2022
Brigitte Janoschka
Lisette Oropesa
April 3, 2022
Paco Amate
Lisette Oropesa and Roberto Tagliavini
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper
Lisette Oropesa
April 3, 2022
Paco Amate
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
June 24, 2018
Javier del Real

Lisette Oropesa è un soprano di grande valore, che purtroppo canta assai raramente nei teatri italiani (fu Gilda all’Opera di Roma nel dicembre 2016; debutterà al Rossini Opera Festival di Pesaro in Adina il mese prossimo); al Real di Madrid esordì in Rigoletto nel d...

GB Opera Magazine
July 3, 2018
Michele Curnis
Lisette Oropesa and George Petean
April 16, 2022
Michael Poehn (c) Wiener Staatsoper