soprano Lisette Oropesa, a brilliantly perky Rosalba.
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.
Oropesa is a rising star with a sweet soprano that shines. Her duets with Chacón-Cruz provide the vocal high points of the production.
Oropesa’s voice is lovely yet delicate
Rising coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa as Rosalba, with ardent tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Arcadio, provided the evening’s most satisfying vocal performances.
Oropesa sang with spinning silvery tones that rang to the rafters.
The fresh, lyrical voices of Oropesa and Chacón-Cruz blended beautifully in Catán’s lushly romantic duets.
..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.
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.