Lisette Oropesa

Soprano

Lisette Oropesa

Lisette Oropesa is a leading soprano at important opera houses around the world. Born in New Orleans, she started her career at the Metropolitan Opera by debuting as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. Since then she has sung many roles at the Met including Gilda in Rigoletto, Manon, and Violetta in La Traviata. She has appeared at the San Francisco Opera as Susanna and Romilda in Serse, the Washington National Opera as Susanna and Marie in La Fille du Régiment, Gilda at the Los Angeles Opera, and with several important American orchestras and festivals. In 2019 she was the recipient of both the Richard Tucker Award and the Beverly Sills Award. In Europe, highlights include acclaimed performances as Amalia in Verdi’s I Masnadieri at Teatro alla Scala, Queen Marguerite in Les Huguenots, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Adina in L'Elisir D'Amore at the Paris Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Teatro Real Madrid, La Traviata at the Arena di Verona, Teatro Real, Rodelinda at The Liceu in Barcelona, Gilda at Grand Théatre de Genève, and the Rome Opera, Konstanze Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Munich, Vienna, and Paris, Isabelle in Robert le Diable in La Monnaie-Brussels, and Ophélie in Hamlet at Opéra de Lausanne. In the 2020-21 season she debuted as Konstanze at the Wiener Staatsoper in a new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and will release her first solo orchestral album of Mozart concert arias.