2021 - Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
2021 - ABAO Opera Bilbao
2020 - Teatro alla Scala
2020 - Royal Opera House
2020 - Arena di Verona
2020 - Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
2020 - Metropolitan Opera
2020 - Hamlen-Palm Series
2020 - Gstaad New Year Music Festival
2019 - New Orleans Friends of Music
2019 - Richard Tucker Music Foundation
2019 - Grandes Vozes
2019 - LSU Opera
2019 - The Maestro Foundation
2018 - Rossini Opera Festival
2018 - Tucson Desert Song Festival
2017 - Deutsche Oper Berlin
2017 - Musique et Vin
2017 - Vocal Arts DC
2016 - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
2016 - Dallas Symphony Orchestra
2016 - Classical Tahoe
2016 - Bayerische Staatsoper
2016 - Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
2016 - Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
2016 - Strasbourg Philharmonic
2016 - Philadelphia Orchestra
2016 - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
2016 - Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
2016 - Park Avenue Armory
2015 - Skaneateles Festival
2015 - Houston Symphony
2015 - Chicago Bach Project
2014 - Credo Chamber Music
2014 - Chicago Bach Project
2014 - New Choral Society
2013 - Pittsburgh Symphony
2013 - LSU Opera
2013 - The Opera San Antonio
2013 - Arizona Opera
2012 - Mostly Mozart
2012 - Musique et Vin
2012 - Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
2012 - George London Foundation
2012 - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
2011 - New Choral Society
2010 - Richard Tucker Music Foundation
2010 - Cleveland Orchestra
2009 - Metropolitan Opera
2008 - Metropolitan Opera
2008 - Houston Symphony
2005 - Metropolitan Opera

Lisette Oropesa –que al desembre inaugurarà la temporada de la Scala, aportant la millor interpretació de la nit, una ària de l’òpera americana ‘The Ballad of Baby Doe’,

El Periódico
May 2, 2020
Pablo Meléndez-Haddad


A special word for Lisette Oropesa, whose character, Mater Gloriosa, is supposed to appear out of the sky. The top tier of Verizon Hall was perfectly suitable, with her in a white gown and voice sounding, well, gloriosa.

The Inquirer
March 11, 2016
David Patrick Stearns

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor is usually found in gloomy Scotland, not paddling on a sun-soaked beach, but the brilliant-voiced Lisette Oropesa thrived there anyway.

Financial Times
Dec. 8, 2020
Richard Fairman

The vocal part of the gala opened by Lisette Oropesa: the American soprano, scenically casual and equally brilliant in her soaring on the staff, addressing the pages from Semiramide ("Bel radius flattering") and from...

GB Opera Magazine
Aug. 17, 2020
Giorgio Bagnoli

Oropesa (also debut in Pesaro two years ago, alongside Sekgapane nell'Adina), opened the journey on the notes of "Beautiful flattering ray" (Semiramide, act I), the triumph of belcanto as the elegance of the line, in...

Le Salon Musicale
Aug. 15, 2020
Le Salon Musicale

Oropesa se mostró no solo cómoda sino incluso contenida en las primeras piezas, con una emisión firme plena de cálida morbidez, que se regodeaba en un registro medio de asombrosa riqueza, aunque sin miedo de explorar la carnosidad de las notas más graves o lo...

Feb. 8, 2021
Franco Madariaga

She, for her part used her light, clear sound effectively, with no signs of strain up to high D in the climactic passage.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Oct. 6, 2013
Robert Croan
Lisette Oropesa
Nov. 13, 2019
Steven Harris

Para entonces Oropesa ya había mostrado sus extraordinarias dotes vocales. La primera, que su espléndida voz muestra timbre y resonancia igual en todos los registros; llega cómoda a la zona central y sostiene bien los graves. Además se pasea por las dificultades com...

Opera Actual
Feb. 9, 2021
José Miguel Balzola

La franchezza e la freschezza del materiale, la superiore capacità di emozionare e l’ottimo dominio tecnico vanno al di là – o forse al di qua – della lezione callassiana: ricordano la bellezza di una Moffo come l’empito rigoglioso della miglior Caball&eac...

Conessi all'Opera
Aug. 16, 2018
Giuseppe Montemagno

Fra i migliori, certamente la strepitosa Lisette Oropesa — canto perfetto al servizio di un fraseggio acuminato

Revista Musica
Dec. 9, 2020
Nicola Cattò

The arias sung at the start and close of this part introduce the soprano and tenor voices. Ms. Oropesa’s introductory piece, “Ich folge dir gleichfalls mit freudigen Schritten” (“I shall follow you likewise with joyful steps”), was sung with a nice sense of melodi...

Opera Today
April 3, 2015
Salvatore Calomino

Sottile con il fisico da cui proviene sembra la voce di Lisette Oropesa, ma questo con questo filo l'artista sa tessere trine preziose, ricami e trasparenze, giocare in un'ampia gamma dinamica; scala caparbia le vette del pentagramma, e quando sembra che il suono possa essere un po' dritto e r...

L'ape musicale
Aug. 15, 2018
Roberta Pedrotti

In an outstanding rendition of Douglass Moore’s aria “Willow,” Oropesa offered audiences a refined and moving performance filled with crystal clear high notes, all sung a capella.

While the performance was pre-recorded, Oropesa also recited the text for Italian audien...

Opera Wire
May 2, 2020
Francisco Salazar

Soprano soloist Lisette Oropesa has a rich, complexly timbred voice that works well for this music.

Theater Jones
Oct. 12, 2016
J. Robin Coffelt

at the soprano end of the scale, Lisette Oropesa twittered very prettily through En vain j’espère from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable.

The Telegraph
April 26, 2020
Rupert Christiansen

Ms. Oropesa was exquisite in “Caro nome” from Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”

New York Times
Nov. 15, 2010
Anthony Tommasini

Oropesa first. A noted bel canto singer – who has, by the way, also run six marathons! – she’s adept in both the long legato line and coloratura, but as her Manon showed, she’s also a lyric soprano who brings a dramatic intensity to everything she sings. Her two solos w...

Limelight Magazine
Oct. 29, 2019
Clive Paget

But let's start with Oropesa, who was all bel canto, all the time at the concert, showing us that the Met doesn't have to look far for an Elvira in Bellini's PURITANI or a Lucia in Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. Her shimmering "Qui la voce" from PURITANI and her part in the famed sextet from...

Broadway World
Oct. 30, 2019
Richard Sasanow

As we said, the vocal sector was extraordinary, starting with Lisette Oropesa.The soprano highlighted the grace of her voice, the technical cleanliness, the sparkle of a...

Ieri Oggi Domaini Opera
Aug. 18, 2020
Francesco Lodola

Der Preis des Abends gebührt eindeutig der Newcomerin Lisette Oropesa. Sie war als Premierenbesetzung für die Lucia-Aufführung angesetzt und durfte nun zum Trost die Arie der Lucia aus dem ersten Akt singen. Dabei konnte sie unter Beweis stellen, dass sie weitaus mehr als ...

Klassik Begeistert
Dec. 9, 2020
Andreas Schmidt

Three familiar songs by Mendelssohn himself followed. In “Wanderlied,” “Auf Flügeln des Gesänges,” and “Suleika,” soprano Lisette Oropesa’s clear, agile, well-placed voice easily projected this composer’...

New York Classical Review
Oct. 19, 2016
David Wright

Berlin was represented by select Mendelssohn songs, which the soprano Lisette Oropesa, accompanied by the pianist Gilbert Kalish, rendered with pellucid tone and unfussy styling

New York Times
Oct. 19, 2016
Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim

This year’s award winner was Lisette Oropesa, who just one day earlier was essaying “Manon” Live in HD at the Metropolitan Opera. Oropesa’s career has been on the rise for quite some time with the soprano conquering Europe in recent years and now doing much the same on ...

Opera Wire
Oct. 28, 2019
David Salazar

Lisette Oropesa brought her limpid, plaintively expressive voice to the two soprano arias.

Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2015
John von Rhein

All of the things I love about her singing were in abounding evidence tonight: the distinctive colour, the mastery of dynamics, the magical turns of phrase, the imaginative way with words. In three Mendelssohn songs - "Wanderlied", "On the Wings of Song...

Oberon's Grove
Oct. 19, 2016

In the little church of Rougemont, she offers an original, diversified and balanced recital, in which she can showcase all the facets of her art: in fact, she deploys the evening during treasures of charm, intelligen...

Opera Online
Jan. 7, 2020
Emmanuel Andrieu

The high point, though, for me, came from Lisette Oropesa, singing an aria from Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable from her house in Baton Rouge: astonishing singing, her coloratura thrilling beyond belief.

The Guardian
April 26, 2020
Tim Ashley

Arrive ensuite Donizetti et Lucia di Lammermoor, l’œuvre initialement prévue en cette ouverture de saison et ici “réduite” à un seul air (“Regnava nel silenzio”). Lisette Oropesa, à peine remise de sa déception de ne pouvoi...

Dec. 13, 2020
Pierre Géraudie

Ms. Oropesa and Mr. Churchwell brought uncommon freshness to this music, which somehow hovers on the divide between breathless desire and spiritual calm.

Ms. Oropesa combined vocal refinement with articulate delivery of the texts. It’s impressive that all of the En...

New York Times
Jan. 14, 2016
Anthony Tommasini

Mais il faut dire que le moment le plus admirable nous est venu de Lisette Oropesa qui, depuis son domicile de Baton-Rouge aux Etats-Unis, a choisi d’interpréter a capella une chanson du saule. Pas du tout celle de Verdi ni celle de Rossini, mais celle de la Ballad of Baby Doe de ...

Forum Opera
May 2, 2020
Cédric Manuel

Yet the hottest number of the evening was Oropesa. Resplendent in a cornflower-blue dress, she defied the mikes by tossing off impeccable trills in “Caro nome” from Rigoletto and coquettishly charming the audience with “Quando m’en vo” from La bohème (a las...

Time Out New York
July 14, 2009
Olivia Giovetti

Soprano Lisette Oropesa was brilliant in Handel's lively “Da tempeste,” hitting the best high notes of the night and showing signs of being an opera star on the rise

My San Antonio
May 23, 2013
David Hendricks

The American soprano Lisette Oropesa partnered Castronovo in a Donizetti duet, but her slinky Manon (the gavotte from Massenet’s opera) and affecting Amina (the finale of La Sonnambula) were more memorable.

The Times
Sept. 5, 2020
Neil Fisher

There was something deeply affecting in hearing the chorus singing once more in the theatre as Oropesa caught the eye and ear during Amina’s engrossing final scene from La sonnambula (The Sleepwalker) with more than just a little help from Felipe Manu’s cameo as Elvino. (Manu is a ...

Seen and Heard International
Sept. 5, 2020
Jim Pritchard

La migliore: Lisette Oropesa (voto 9)
Il soprano Lisette Oropesa ha fatto capire cosa sarebbe potuta essere la prevista ‘Lucia di Lemmermoor’. Toccante il suo “Regnava nel silenzio”, fatto di splendide colorature e tanto altro

Corriere Della Sera
Dec. 8, 2020
Enrico Girardi
Lisette Oropesa
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris

Oropesa’s light and dulcet tone was ideal for both the roles of Eve and the angel Gabriel
July 19, 2014
Daniel Hautzinger

Con fines benéficos e intención de redimirse, claro. La más brillante, de largo fue la soprano cubano-estadounidense Lisette Oropesa, que interpretó el aria «Regnava nel silenzio» de «Lucia di Lammermoor». La ópera de Donizetti, a la q...

La Razón
Dec. 8, 2020
Ismael Monzón

La soprano cubano-norteamericana Lisette Oropesa mostró dos factores esenciales en su canto, un gran fiato y una perfecta afinación. Ya se sabe que, cuando concurren el correcto manejo de la respiración y una emisión bien proyectada, el uso técnico...

El Correo
Feb. 8, 2021
Nino Dentici

Making her debut with the orchestra, soprano Lisette Oropesa spun out a radiant sound that communicated every hopeful, calming word in the fifth movement.

Baltimore Sun
March 9, 2016
Tim Smith

La Ganadora 2019 del Tucker Award y notable Manón del Met , Lisette Oropessa , fue clase de belcanto , su brillo vocal y simpatía logran una química inmediata con el público. Sus pianísimos crescendos e increscendos fueron absolutamente refinados, una v...

By Battaglia
Oct. 29, 2019

The evening opened with “Ragion nell’alma siede,” an aria from Haydn’s opera Il mondo della luna. It was a gutsy move, and Oropesa easily filled the smaller venue with sound. The accuracy during runs was striking, as were the highest notes, all produced with facility. H...

Washington Classical Review
March 12, 2017
Charles T. Downey

Lisette Oropesa, à Bâton-Rouge, prête sa finesse prosodique à des intervalles définis avec une immense précision et à une ligne de chant déconfinée.

Opera Online
May 2, 2020
Thibault Vicq

Spicca il nome di Lisette Oropesa, soprano statunitense, che proprio con Rossini al ROF di Pesaro si è fatta conoscere due anni fa dal pubblico italiano, e che ora è una certezza del panorama lirico internazionale. Si tratta in effetti di una solida professionista: un soprano lir...

Conessi all'Opera
Aug. 19, 2020
Roberto Mori

Lisette Oropesa, in Robert le Diable, raised the spirits.

Financial Times
April 27, 2020
Richard Fairman

soprano Lisette Oropesa, whose lovely, plaintive vocal colorings made one anticipate her Susanna in the upcoming Ravinia performances of Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro"

Chicago Tribune
April 13, 2014
John von Rhein

The soprano Lisette Oropesa, in Baton Rouge, La., sounded radiant in an aria from Meyerbeer’s “Robert le Diable.”

New York Times
April 26, 2020
Anthony Tommasini
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 7, 2020
© Brescia - Amisano / Teatro alla Scala

O melhor da noite ainda estava por vir, e a sequência que encerrou o programa oficial, com a ária Qui la voce e a cabaletta Vien diletto, do segundo ato da ópera I Puritani, de Belli...

Oct. 15, 2019
Leonardo Marques

PESARO – Meditativa prima, poi appassionata, frizzante, esuberante, scatenata, travolgente, incontenibile. Lisette Oropesa, soprano statunitense nata a New Orleans, in Luisiana, dove si respira cultura europea, soprattutto francese, è stata protagonista di uno dei concerti pi&ugra...
Aug. 15, 2018
Luciano Murgia

Qui la Oropesa (che debutterà nel ruolo di Isabelle nella prossima stagione a Bruxelles) metteva in mostra tutto il suo migliore armamentario: purezza del legato, espressività contenuta eppure di grande impatto, sicurezza assoluta dell’emissione con pianissimi eterei in zon...

Opera Click
Aug. 16, 2018
Silvano Capecchi

Digámoslo cuanto antes: el recital ha sido un éxito sin paliativos. Uno, que no es amigo de este formato, no recuerda en los últimos años una cantante con la calidad vocal de Oropesa en recital alguno. La voz es de bello color, uniformidad en todos los registros &nd...

Platea Magazine
Feb. 7, 2021
Enrique Bert

Vocally, these two delivered outstanding contributions. Oropesa’s technique is superb. She is the reigning bel canto queen in my book and the finale from La sonnambula was perfectly pitched, crowned by a sparkling “Ah! non giunge”.

Sept. 5, 2020
Mark Pullinger

Leonard Bernstein’s 1949 “Two Love Songs” tell of a love that is stronger than life and can weld two souls together so that they sing a single melody. Oropesa’s butter cream tones were completely unified with Borowitz’s shimmering melodic strains. She finished the...

Opera Today
Feb. 5, 2018
Maria Nockin

Eccellenti e straordinari tutti gli interpreti, dall’ineguagliabile Pappano e dai due solisti, il baritono Vito Priante e, soprattutto, il soprano Lisette Oropesa

Focus Italy
Jan. 29, 2016
Sergio Prodigo

For someone with the slight build of a marathon runner (she is one, and apparently a very good one, too), Oropesa gives an impression of having limitless resources of vocal power, which, wisely, she managed to keep under wraps for this program while never sounding reined in. She’s a lyri...

Washington Post
March 12, 2017
Joan Reinthaler

"She has a real feeling for the French language and style" and "A light lyric soprano with a full arsenal of bel canto effects at her disposal, she wields a distinctive, bell-like timbre that is instantly appealing"

Opera News
April 1, 2012
Eric Myers

Lisette Oropesa que en diciembre inaugurará la temporada de La Scala, aportando la mejor interpretación de la noche, una aria de la ópera americana 'he Ballad of Baby Doe,

May 2, 2020
Pablo Meléndez-Haddad

The Met technical folks went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to catch Lisette Oropesa who, accompanied by Michael Borowitz, sang a perfectly executed "En vain espère" from Meyerbeer's Le Prophète.
Her rendition contained some of the best singing I've heard in years.

Broadway World
April 26, 2020
Maria Nockin

One of the highlights of the 2019-2020 edition of the Gstaad New Year Music Festival was the recital of the American soprano Lisette Oropesa.In rehearsal in Paris for Le...

Concerto Net
Jan. 6, 2020
Claudio Poloni
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 7, 2020
Brescia/Amisano - Teatro alla Scala

When was the last time you caught your breath in surprise? Anyone who is passionate about concerts and frequently attends will agree that this is fairly rare and only happens when expectations are well and truly exceeded. Top performances are always expected from well-known stars but expectati...

Gstaad Life
Jan. 29, 2020
Çetin Köksal

Auch Lisette Oropesa ist von der Allerheiligen-Hofkirche schließlich herübergekommen. Sie und ihre beiden amerikanischen Kollegen, Matthew Grills und John Moore, geben Arien und Duette von Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Puccini und Rossini zum Besten. Besonders Lisette Oropesa singt sich m...

Süddeutsche Zeitung
June 26, 2016
Jennifer Gaschler

“Oropesa performed the lovely solo, “Et incarnatus” with radiant beauty, and her stunning trills, leaps and embellishments were in perfect tandem with the winds of the CSO”

“In the evening’s first half, Oropesa displayed impressive vocal flourishe...

Cincinnati Enquirer
May 22, 2016
Janelle Gelfand

Oropesa no arrancó con un ¡boom! que rompiese drásticamente todos estos meses de sequía sino con dos canciones de Mercadante que parecían miniaturas inapreciables, diminutas por la simplicidad de su música, en las cuales la voz mostró ya su prese...

Scherzo Magazine
Feb. 9, 2021
Asier Vallejo Ugarte

Because of the remote location, Lisette Oropesa's singing was prerecorded in her home at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She offered a gorgeous, heart-rending a cappella version of Baby Doe's aria from Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe. Before singing, however, she read an Italian translation of ...

Broadway World
May 2, 2020
Maria Nockin

Excellent interpretations by all the interpreters involved.Lisette Oropesa confirms herself as a singer perfectly at ease in the bel canto repertoire, as well as able to...

Aug. 15, 2020