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Lisette Oropesa, soprano

OUR INTERVIEW

Lisette Oropesa on Donizetti’s heroines

Lisette Oropesa © Jason Homa
In November, Lisette Oropesa made her Royal Opera debut, performing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor. Here, she discusses her Donizetti roles along with casting problems and critics concerned with looks over voice. 
Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) in <i>Lucia di Lammermoor</i> © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) in Lucia di Lammermoor
© ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
© Jason Homa
© Jason Homa
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Los AngelesOrpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
James Conlon; John Neumeier; LA Opera; Maxim Mironov; Lisette Oropesa; Liv Redpath

Los AngelesRigoletto

Verdi: Rigoletto
Matthew Aucoin; Mark Lamos; LA Opera; Michael Yeargan; Constance Hoffman; Leo Nucci; Ambrogio Maestri

MadridLucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
Daniel Oren; David Alden; Teatro Real; Charles Edwards; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Lisette Oropesa; Venera Gimadieva

PesaroAdinaNew Production

Rossini: Adina
Diego Matheuz; Rosetta Cucchi; Tiziano Santi; Claudia Pernigotti; Lisette Oropesa; Levy Sekgapane
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Devastating Lucia revival at Covent Garden

Rachael Lloyd (Alisa) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
Issues that cropped up in the first run of Mitchell's production have been ironed out. In the hands of a strong cast, a chilling interpretation of Donizetti's masterpiece.
****1
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Buffa as blood sport: Glyndebourne's Don Pasquale

Renato Girolami (Don Pasquale) and Chorus © Bill Cooper | Glyndebourne Opera
Lisette Oropesa gives a coloratura star turn; Renato Girolami and Andrey Zhilikhovsky give the buffo patter; Mariame Clément's staging focuses on the work’s dark side.
***11
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Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine

Luca Salsi (Rigoletto) © Clärchen & Matthias Baus
Damiano Michieletto’s intriguing production of Rigoletto is set in a mental hospital, and sidelines emotion in favour of analysis. The singing, on the other hand, is heartfelt and exciting.
***11
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Washington National Opera's sparkling Daughter of the Regiment

Lisette Oropesa (Marie), Kevin Burdette (Sulpice) and Lawrence Brownlee (Tonio) © Scott Suchman
Robert Longbottom's take on Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment captures the spirit of bel canto in Washington DC. 
****1
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