Lisette Oropesa

Lisette Oropesa

Vocalists — Soprano

“Soprano Lisette Oropesa made a superb company debut as Romilda, the object of both royal brothers' affection, her singing bright and precise…and her phrasing eloquently to the point.” —As Romilda in XERXES with San Francisco Opera, Joshua Kosman, The San Francisco Chronicle, November 1, 2011

"Mozart put some of his most taxing vocal writing in “Seraglio,’’ including two arias for Konstanze — the mournful “Traurigkeit ward mir zum Lose’’ and the defiant “Martern aller Arten’’ — one after the other in Act II. Oropesa handled both with blistering power and assurance, as well as a range of vocal colors and emotional shadings. She is one to watch." —As Konstanze in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL at Tanglewood Music Festival, David Weininger, The Boston Globe, July 26, 2010

The soprano Lisette Oropesa, 24, a winner of the Met’s National Council Auditions in 2005 and currently in the company’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, took over the role. Before Tuesday, she had sung microscopic roles in Met productions of “Idomeneo” and “Suor Angelica.” Ms. Oropesa’s last-minute elevation turns out to be a more interesting story than a pregnant Susanna. She proved a vocally and physically agile Susanna, with an attractively silky, flexible timbre. Her fine comic instincts and cheerfully bright sound put her in command of the stage during much of the first two acts. But she conveyed emotional depth too, most notably in her moving, dark-hued account of “Deh vieni, non tardar” in the final act. Putting Ms. Oropesa in a cast that already included Erwin Schrott, a youthful Uruguayan bass, as Figaro, was a smart move: this nine-year-old Jonathan Miller production, now stage-directed by Robin Guarino, has worked best when the casts are not only vocally commanding, but young and trim as well. —As Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Times, October 4, 2007


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 will make several important debuts in the 2015-2016 season, including her house debut with Opera Philadelphia in her premier performances of Violetta in La traviata, her role debut of Hebe/Zima . . .

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    • Photo:  Matthew Murphy
      Photo: Matthew Murphy
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      Photo: Matthew Murphy
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      Photo: Steven Harris
    • Konstanze at the Palais Garnier, Paris
      Konstanze at the Palais Garnier, Paris