Florencia en el Amazonas

The fresh, lyrical voices of Oropesa and Chacón-Cruz blended beautifully in Catán’s lushly romantic duets.

Opera Warhorses
Nov. 24, 2014

Rising coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa as Rosalba, with ardent tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Arcadio, provided the evening’s most satisfying vocal performances. 

San Francisco Classical Voice
Nov. 24, 2014
Rodney Punt

With svelte phrases and gleaming high notes, the American soprano Lisette Oropesa introduced a primly earnest Rosalba, a writer looking to pen a book on the diva.

Orange County Register
Nov. 23, 2014
Timothy Mangan

Oropesa is a rising star with a sweet soprano that shines. Her duets with Chacón-Cruz provide the vocal high points of the production.

Los Angeles Daily News
Nov. 24, 2014
Jim Farber

..while Oropesa’s voice is still light and supple, there are hints in it of the darker dramatic roles that Florencia herself would have been master of.

Opera News
Dec. 30, 2014
Simon Williams

Oropesa’s voice is lovely yet delicate

LA Weekly
Nov. 25, 2014
Falling James

Oropesa sang with spinning silvery tones that rang to the rafters.

Opera Today
Nov. 28, 2014
Maria Nockin

As the young lovers, Lisette Oropesa as Rosalba and Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Arcadio are a charming pair. Oropesa’s soprano floated with a lithe and silvery line. 

Seen and Heard International
Nov. 24, 2014
Jane Rosenberg

soprano Lisette Oropesa, a brilliantly perky Rosalba.

Los Angeles Times
Nov. 24, 2014
Mark Swed