Lisette Oropesa and John Churchwell
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris

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


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 th…

Opera Wire
Oct. 28, 2019
David Salazar
Lisette Oropesa
Nov. 13, 2019
Steven Harris

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 wer…

Limelight Magazine
Oct. 29, 2019
Clive Paget

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

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 melodic …

Opera Today
April 3, 2015
Salvatore Calomino

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 ver…

By Battaglia
Oct. 29, 2019

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

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 f…

Opera Today
Feb. 5, 2018
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

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 L…

Broadway World
Oct. 30, 2019
Richard Sasanow

Dans la petite église de Rougemont, elle offre un récital à la fois original, diversifié et équilibré, dans lequel elle peut faire valoir toutes les facettes de son art : de fait, elle déploie la soirée durant des trésors de charme, …

Opera Online
Jan. 7, 2020
Emmanuel Andrieu

L’un des moments forts de l’édition 2019-2020 du Gstaad New Year Music Festival aura été le récital de la soprano américaine Lisette Oropesa. En répétition à Paris pour Le Barbier de Séville, la chanteuse n’a pas h&…

Concerto Net
Jan. 6, 2020
Claudio Poloni

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
Lisette Oropesa and Austin Scarlett
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris

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 Bellini…

Oct. 15, 2019
Leonardo Marques

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&eacut…

Conessi all'Opera
Aug. 16, 2018
Giuseppe Montemagno

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 mit…

Süddeutsche Zeitung
June 26, 2016
Jennifer Gaschler

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 più…
Aug. 15, 2018
Luciano Murgia

“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 flourishes …

Cincinnati Enquirer
May 22, 2016
Janelle Gelfand

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

New York Times
Nov. 15, 2010
Anthony Tommasini

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 zona …

Opera Click
Aug. 16, 2018
Silvano Capecchi
Lisette Oropesa and Austin Scarlett
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris
Lisette Oropesa and Michael Borowitz
Nov. 13, 2019
Steven Harris
Lisette Oropesa and John Churchwell
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris

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

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
Lisette Oropesa and Michael Borowitz
Nov. 13, 2019
Steven Harris
Lisette Oropesa
Jan. 15, 2016
Steven Harris

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 lyric …

Washington Post
March 12, 2017
Joan Reinthaler

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

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. Her…

Washington Classical Review
March 12, 2017
Charles T. Downey
Lisette Oropesa and Natalia Morozova
Jan. 2, 2020
Steven Harris

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

Theater Jones
Oct. 12, 2016
J. Robin Coffelt

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’s …

New York Classical Review
Oct. 19, 2016
David Wright

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

Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2015
John von Rhein

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 last-…

Time Out New York
July 14, 2009
Olivia Giovetti

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 Engl…

New York Times
Jan. 14, 2016
Anthony Tommasini

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 ris…

L'ape musicale
Aug. 15, 2018
Roberta Pedrotti

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

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