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


Oropesa’s light and dulcet tone was ideal for both the roles of Eve and the angel Gabriel
July 19, 2014
Daniel Hautzinger
Lisette Oropesa
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

New York Times
Nov. 15, 2010
Anthony Tommasini

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Theater Jones
Oct. 12, 2016
J. Robin Coffelt

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2015
John von Rhein

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

Financial Times
April 27, 2020
Richard Fairman

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

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
Lisette Oropesa
Nov. 13, 2019
Steven Harris

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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