Violetta Valery

Lisette Oropesa and Vittorio Grigolo
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona

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 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...

Le blog du Wanderer
Aug. 5, 2019
Guy Cherqui

La traviata

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
Lisette Oropesa
Sept. 25, 2015

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

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
July 26, 2019
Haris Akriviadis
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

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 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

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, Vittorio Grigolo and Placido Domingo
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona

...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
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa
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
Lisette Oropesa and Saimir Pirgu
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

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 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 and Placido Domingo
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa and Saimir Pirgu
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

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 and Alessandro Spina
Aug. 1, 2019
Fondazione Arena di Verona
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos
Lisette Oropesa
July 26, 2019
Andreas Simopoulos

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
Sept. 25, 2015