Violetta Valery

Through a series of stepped vocal shadings over more than two hours, she embraced Violetta's bubbly spirit, infused it with the pale resignation of the dejected lover, and, ultimately - in following one of Verdi's shrewdest emotional zigs - beautifully navigated the last moments of a euphoric ...

The Inquirer
Oct. 6, 2015
Peter Dobrin
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real

Dabei wird es wohl schwierig sein, die makellose Leistung von Lisette Oropesa zu übertreffen. Die amerikanische Sopranistin ist ein Phänomen, Publikumsliebling und eine der großen Verdi-Sängerinnen der Gegenwart. Dies konnte sie bereits vor einigen Wochen als Gilda in Rigo...

Klassik Begeistert
Nov. 6, 2021
Andreas Schmidt

La traviata

Lisette Oropesa, statunitense diorigine cubana, é l’incarnazione di Violetta. Vocemagnifica, aderisce totalmente al personaggio, élibera di muoversi, di danzare. La sua Violetta é disperata, carnale, gigante. L’amante a cui dedica quell’“amami Alfre...

Messaggero Veneto
April 12, 2021
Fabiana Dallavalle
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Haris Akriviadis

There’s a melancholy feeling that very occasionally accompanies the greatest performances. Tangled up in the thrill of witnessing a historic interpretation of an iconic work comes the sad realization that you may never encounter its equal.

The Metropolitan Opera has seen a number...

New York Classical Review
Feb. 27, 2020
Eric C. Simpson

last night, we were to hear Lisette Oropesa, a soprano at the top of her game whose Violetta blew away audiences in Madrid last year as well as at The Met. She did not disappoint.

The keystone of her performance was a truly formidable level of technique. Whatever technical aspect you t...

Bachtrack
Oct. 28, 2021
David Karlin
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real

Given that there are six sopranos scheduled to sing Violetta this run, that will be of paramount importance. Having caused a sensation with her superbly sung Gilda (Rigoletto), which opened the season, Lisette Oropesa returned to perform Violetta for the first time at Covent Garden, and rightl...

Music OMH
Nov. 2, 2021
Keith McDonnell
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

Ne risulta un ritratto completo dell’evoluzione del personaggio di Violetta, sicuramente una delle più efficaci nella lunga storia di questo allestimento. Nel primo atto, Oropesa mostra una bella padronanza tecnica dello strumento con un buon controllo del fiato e senza nessuno sf...

Conessi all'Opera
Nov. 4, 2021
Pietro Dall'Aglio
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2020
A. Bofill

La complessita della protagonista viene esaltata dal canto recitato di Lisette Oropesa

Lisette Oropesa, statunitense di origini cubane, é una Violetta da manuale: recita con il canto. Le sfaccettature di un personaggio complesso prendono vita momento per momento...

Il Manifesto
April 10, 2021
Dino Villatico

The Power of Nature Lizette Oropesa
And it was fortunate for Lizette Oropesa to be called to play a leading role in this vision. A true power of nature. The 35-year-old New Orleans-based soprano from Cuba, the marathon runner with the vigorous body and the overwhelming vo...

IefiMerida
July 31, 2019
Katerina I. Rise
Lisette Oropesa and Renata Skarelyte
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH

Born to the romantic bell-cadet, the 36-year-old lyricist demonstrated her great class: her medium-sized, well-placed, luminous voice - obviously more suited to her more moving last two acts than to her craf...

Athinorama
July 30, 2019
Eutychios D. Choriatakis

Ascoltare una tale sapienza nel tratteggiare il personaggio di Germont è una rarità che non pone comunque in ombra l’ammirazione per la Violetta di Lisette Oropesa. Canta bene, non forza mai l’emissione, che suona naturale, duttile, capace di esprimere una since...

L'ape musicale
April 11, 2021
Roberta Pedrotti
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

From then on there was greater warmth, emotion, passion, heartbreak and despair as Oropesa’s commitment to the character became evident and she totally won over the audience to deserve the standing and cheering there was at her curtain call. Her ‘Alfredo, Alfredo, di questo core no...

Seen and Heard International
Oct. 29, 2021
Jim Pritchard

Lisette Oropesa suspend le souffle du public chaque fois qu'elle ouvre la bouche et l'assistance aurait visiblement souhaité un bis pour "Sempre libera". Le contrôle des aigus et suraigus parachève celui de la ligne vocale au point de ne plus sembler surprendre. Mais ce r&o...

Olyrix
Oct. 29, 2021
Mark Everist
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH

con la Violetta di Lisette Oropesa – squisita per eleganza del canto, precisione nel virtuosismo, sensibilità espressiva, toccante in particolare nell’ ultimo atto

DelTeatro
Aug. 7, 2019
Silvia Poletti
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real

Violetta é interpretata in modo superbo dal soprano Lisette Oropesa che ha dato anima, voce e corpo questo film.

https://www.repubblica.it/
April 11, 2021
Leonetta Bentivoglio

Lisette Oropesa tiene el phisique du rôle y viste perfectamente a su Violetta; su técnica vocal es inmaculada y, si se puede detectar en ella alguna ligera vacilación, ello es debido a las continuas repeticiones o interrupciones impuestas por el propio rodaje que obstaculiz...

Opera Actual
April 13, 2021
Mauro Mariani

I cannot remember when I last saw the entire audience at the Royal Opera House rise to their feet to applaud a singer, but rarely can a full-house standing ovation have been better merited than the one given to Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa on the opening night of Verdi’s La Tra...

Daily Express
Oct. 29, 2021
William Hartston

In fact, Ms. Oropesa, the dramatic soprano who stars in the staging at the Academy of Music, brings so much gusto, so much soul to her Violetta, that it is sort of a miracle that the entire stage doesn’t blow up at the end of the three-hour show. Yes, she’s that good, and I’v...

PhillyMag
Oct. 5, 2015
Bryan Buttler
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

...and the outstanding Oropesa brings psychological depth and emotional expressiveness to her sympathetic character, ranging from–and equally masterful at–the ebullient bel canto and decorative coloratura of Act I to the scaled-down drama and poignancy of Act III.

phindie
Oct. 3, 2015
Debra Miller
Lisette Oropesa
Feb. 19, 2021
Fabrizio Sansoni / TOR
Lisette Oropesa and Liparit Avetisyan
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa and Vittorio Grigolo
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona

To judge from her first attempt at the role (heard Oct. 9), Lisette Oropesa bids fair to be among its great exponents in her generation.

Oropesa manifested secure technical chops—trills, staccati, pinpoint dynamics and—most impressively—a long, sustained line that ...

Opera News
Oct. 14, 2015
David Shengold

In Act I, when Violetta, a charming courtesan, is throwing a lavish party, a soprano must summon flights of coloratura brilliance and coquettish sparkle. Ms. Oropesa breezily dispatched runs and embellishments as she mingled with her guests and met Alfredo, the smitten young man from a bourgeo...

New York Times
Feb. 27, 2020
Anthony Tommasini

Oropesa is a Violetta with everything as her intricate portrayal of the character is just as mesmerising as her superlative singing. The various situations, moods and states of health that Violetta finds herself in mean that the demands placed on the singing and acting are constantly changing,...

Opera Online
Nov. 2, 2021
Sam Smith
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real

Lisette Oropesa était Violetta, un rôle qu’elle chanta il y a quelques années et qu’elle a interprété l’espace d’un soir à Athènes quelques jours avant, histoire de se le remettre en voix. Ce qui étonne toujours che...

Wanderer
Aug. 5, 2019
Guy Cherqui
Lisette Oropesa
March 4, 2020
Richard Termine / Met Opera

Lugar y fecha: Gran Teatre del Liceu (15/XII/2020) Seductora y carismática, así fue la Violetta Valéry de la estadounidense Lisette Oropesa, éxito personal y ovación en el Liceu. Recuperadas las funciones de La Traviata tras ampliar el tope de 500 espectadore...

La Vanguardia
Dec. 17, 2020
Jordi Maddaleno
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2020
A. Bofill
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa and Saimir Pirgu
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2020
A. Bofill

Bob Crowley’s sets, famously marked by heavily architectural semi-circular structures choked with objects that get in the way (banquettes, a gambling table, hoop skirts), never seemed to pin Oropesa to the spot as it did with other performers. In Act I she vibrated with life and young in...

The Times
Oct. 28, 2021
Geoff Brown

As with her Gilda, Oropesa welds sound with sense to create a characterisation of great depth and subtlety. Vocally, Violetta holds no terrors for her: the reckless coloratura of Act I is admirably secure and capped with a dazzling high E flat; the lyricism with which she yields to the moral d...

The Guardian
Oct. 28, 2021
Tim Ashley

Lisette Oropesa is the Violetta of your dreams: spirited, dignified, and singing with the sweet, liquid lyricism of a blackbird before daybreak.  I’ve rarely heard a Covent Garden crowd explode like they did at the end of Oropesa’s ‘Sempre libera’, and even more ra...

The Spectator
Nov. 6, 2021
Richard Bratby

Now, in the final stretch, Lisette Oropesa arrives.You have to go see it, and especially to listen to it.Even if it is onl...

Shangay
July 18, 2020
Nacho Fresno

Violetta è interpretata in modo superbo dal soprano Lisette Oropesa che ha dato anima, voce e corpo questo film.

Il Mattino
April 11, 2021
Simona Antonucci
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH

It is possible for a lyric singer to be a great Violetta – among recordings, one I treasure is Bidu Sayão from the Met, who imprinted the role with her distinctive prettiness and pathos. It was Sayão I thought of as I heard how easily Oropesa’s voice carried in the la...

Reclining Standards
Oct. 3, 2015
David Fox
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2020
A. Bofill
Lisette Oropesa and Placido Domingo
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona
Lisette Oropesa
Dec. 15, 2020
A. Bofill

Nel ruolo della sfortunata protagonista c’era una straordinaria Lisette Oropesa, voce bella e sostenuta da un’invidiabile tecnica che le ha consentito di superare il nodo “delle tre Violette” che, come noto, richiede altrettante tipologie di soprano (leggero, lirico e d...

GB Opera Magazine
Aug. 6, 2019
Gianpaolo Dal Dosso
Lisette Oropesa and Saimir Pirgu
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

Lisette Oropesa, taking on the role at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time (according to her official website she had taken it on just 11 times prior to this run), is one of the few artists that can manage to pull off the role with not only the dramatic temperament, but also the vocal co...

Opera Wire
March 2, 2020
David Salazar
Lisette Oropesa
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona

I well remember the impact that the soprano Lisette Oropesa caused exactly two years ago with her Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real, together with the tenor Javier Camarena. For her naturalness, for her magnetism, for her careful technique, for the closeness of her singing ... And all thi...

Platea Magazine
July 21, 2020
Alejandro Martínez

Oropesa shows total command of her vocal instrument, thrilling with her expansive dynamic and expressive range. Dramatically, she is at her best in the heart-rending final act, as Violetta in the final stages of consumption, clinging to the hope of a final meeting with her beloved Alfredo (Lip...

The Stage
Oct. 28, 2021
Inge Kjemtrup
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

It will be remembered as a 'were you there the night' soprano Lisette Oropesa made her debut as Violetta in "La Traviata." At the end, when the curtain closed and came back up on Oropesa standing alone on the stage, the whole Academy audience bounded to its feet, shouting and lustily applaudin...

EDGE Pittsburgh
Oct. 7, 2015
Lewis Whittington

Accanto a lui Lisette Oropesa è una Violetta delicata, diremmo quasi angelicata. Il soprano mette in luce le sue carte migliori nel canto lirico di “Ah, fors’è lui” e del duetto con Germont del II atto. Convince in ogni caso anche nel virtuosismo del primo atto,...

Ieri Oggi Domaini Opera
Aug. 6, 2019
Francesco Lodola
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa, Pierro Pretti and Luca Salsi
March 4, 2020
Richard Termine / Met Opera
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH

She gave a stellar performance that showed a firm grip on all the facets of the role--the coloratura, the drama, the pathos, the glamour.

She was the party girl of Act I, the delirious lover and compassionate figure of Act II, and the dying woman of Act III, each perfectly placed, e...

Broadway World
March 2, 2020
Richard Sasanow
Lisette Oropesa and Liparit Avetisyan
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

Rimpasto nel cast della serata che vede nel ruolo di Violetta per la seconda recita in Arena Lisette Oropesa che disegna una ragazza particolarmente fragile sin dall’inizio nel suo desiderio effimero di evadere dal suo destino, dalla voce tecnicamente malleabile e parecchio efficacie nel...

MTG Lirica
Aug. 9, 2019
Maria Teresa Giovagnoli
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

Second and third acts require a soprano of more robustness and dramatic substrate, but the Oropesa shows off her weapons, namely, remarkable vocalist skills and sincere expression, without artifice, or any room for e...

Codalario
July 23, 2020
Raúl Chamorro Mena
Lisette Oropesa and Saimir Pirgu
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa
Oct. 28, 2021
Tristram Kenton (c) ROH

Oropesa a conçu Violetta Valéry précisément sur la base solide de la tradition belcantiste, en déployant un chant d'une rare pureté, d'une perfection vertigineuse, d'un équilibre admirable. Elle a un formidable contrôle de la respiration, ...

Wanderer
Aug. 6, 2020
Antoine Lernez
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa and Alessandro Spina
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real

In Act 2, Oropesa found a little more colour and warmth, making us feel, through her command of the legato line and her sensitivity to the text, her very human struggle to deny mortality and fate.  She paced the tension brilliantly, revealing the anguish of love relinquished and a heart b...

Opera Today
Oct. 29, 2021
Claire Seymour
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real

Reste Lisette Oropesa. Nous suivons depuis très longtemps cette chanteuse éblouissante et de nouveau elle fascine par la facilité technique, par l’éclat d’une voix d’une fraicheur insolente sans aucune faille. Nous avions déjà admir&e...

Wanderer
April 14, 2021
Wanderer
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

But if this particular performance is memorable, it is because of the magnificent performance by Lisette Oropesa.The memories of her Lucia from last summer still alive i...

Bachtrack
July 24, 2020
Juan José Freijo
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real
Lisette Oropesa
July 18, 2020
Javier del Real