Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a “magnetic” stage presence, who “sings with effortless grace and lyrical bloom.”
She makes regular appearances on concert and opera stages throughout Europe and North America, identified as an artist “who has established an excellent reputation for singing with luminous tones and precise coloratura.”
Ms. Oropesa is a 2008 graduate of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and was a 2005 winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In 2008 she sang Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer at Weill Hall with James Levine and Daniel Barenboim at the pianos.
Lisette has appeared in over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera and has sung many major roles there, including Susanna and Gilda in Michael Mayer’s new production of Rigoletto, as well as having appeared in eight of the Met’s Live! in HD productions. Other career highlights include appearances in the USA and Europe: The title role of Lucia di Lammermoor and Fiorilla in Il turco in Italia with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare with the Michigan Opera Theatre, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Ravinia Festival and the Santa Fe Opera, Nannetta at ABAO Opera Bilbao and San Francisco Opera, Konstanze at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Welsh National Opera, and Pittsburgh Opera. In concert, she has performed Carmina Burana with the Chicago Symphony, conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra
In the 2013-2014 season, Lisette was featured in two new productions at the Metropolitan Opera: Nannetta in Falstaff, and Sophie in Werther, both of which were featured in the Met’s Live! in HD broadcasts. In concert she was heard as Amalia with the Washington Concert Opera in a rare performance of Verdi’s I masnadieri, as well as Carmina Burana with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She sang the role of Konstanze in a semi-staged performance of Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Ravinia Festival. Concert engagements included Haydn’s Creation and St. Matthew Passion.
Ms. Oropesa opens the 2014-2015 season performing the role of Gilda in Rigoletto in her debut with the Gran Theatre de Geneve, a role she will also sing in concert with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. In Munich, she will perform Konstanze in Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail with the Bayerische Staatsoper. She makes her Spanish opera, role, and house debut as Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas with the Los Angeles Opera. Ms.Oropesa then travels to her home state of Louisiana to perform Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with New Orleans Opera, and then sings the St. John Passion with Soli Deo Gloria in Chicago.
She adds another Donzetti role to her repertoire when she sings Marie in La fille du régiment with Pittsburgh Opera, and closes the season with performances of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with San Francisco Opera.
Among recents engagements: La Traviata in Philadelphia, Rigoletto in Madrid, Les Indes Galantes in Munich, Fauré’s Requiem at Santa Cecilia, in Rome, La fille du régiment in Washington, Rigoletto in Rome, Hamlet in Lausanne, Die Entführung aus dem serail in Munich, Rigoletto in Amsterdam and Paris, Don Pasquale in Glyndebourne, Falstaff in Paris, Lucia di Lammermoor in London and Madrid, Hänsel und Gretel in New York, Orphée et Eurydice and Rigoletto in Los Angeles, Adina in Pesaro, L’elisir d’amore in Paris, Rodelinda in Barcelona, Robert le diable in Bruxelles, Don Pasquale in Pittsburgh, I Masnadieri at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and at Savonlinna Festival, La Traviata in Atene, Verona and New York, Manon in New York and Il barbiere di Siviglia in Paris; among future engagements Lucia di Lammermoor in Munich, La Traviata in Madrid, Die entführung aus dem serail in Glyndebourne and Wien, La fille du régiment in Bergamo, Rigoletto in Berlin and at Teatro alla Scala in Milan.