Lisette Oropesa Cuban-American soprano

Lisette Oropesa Cuban-American soprano

Cuban-American 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 appearences 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.”

Lisette Oropesa Cuban-American soprano

“…the wonderfully silky, bell-like soprano of Lisette Oropesa, whose Nannetta charmed without cloying. Her sustained high notes during “Sul fil d’un soffio” were as magical as one could hope for.”

Eric MyerNew York Classical Review

In the 2015-16 season, Ms. Oropesa appears makes her role and house debut as Violetta in LA TRAVIATA at the Opera Philadelphia. She also makes her house debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Gilda in RIGOLETTO. Finishing the operatic season, she appears in a new production of LES INDES GALANTES as Hébé and Zima with the Bayerische Staatsoper. Concert engagements include the Faure REQUIEM with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM with the Baltimore Symphony, Mahler’s SYMPHONY NO. 8 at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala concert, and Bach’s ST. MATTHEW PASSION with the Strasbourg Philharmonic.

Last season, Ms. Oropesa appeared as Konstanze in DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL with the Bayerische Staatsoper and debuted in the same role at the Opéra national de Paris. She also made her debut with the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Gilda in RIGOLETTO, and appeared as Susanna in NOZZE with the New Orleans Opera and the San Francisco Opera. She made her Spanish opera, role, and house debut as Rosalba in FLORENCIA EN EL AMAZONAS with the L.A. Opera. Lisette added another title Donizetti role to her repertoire when she sang Marie in THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT with the Pittsburgh Opera.

Concert engagements in 2014/15 included Haydn’s Creation, Bach’s St. John Passion, and a single broadcast performance of RIGOLETTO with the Radio Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.

Lisette has appeared in over 100 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO and Gilda in Michael Mayer’s new production of RIGOLETTO, as well as having appeared in 8 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 NOZZE at both the Ravinia Festival and the Santa Fe Opera, Nannetta in FALSTAFF 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, and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. In 2008 she sang Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer at Weill Hall with James Levine and Daniel Barenboim at the pianos.

Updated August 2015

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Concert/Gala] CID:351203
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/20/2005
First Appearance: Mari Moriya, Lisette Oropesa, Jordan Bisch, Joseph Kaiser, Michele Losier, Ellie Dehn, Susannah Phillips
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351557 
Idomeneo {60}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/28/2006
Debuts: Lisette Oropesa, Jeffrey Francis, Simon O’Neill
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351585
Idomeneo {61}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/02/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351586
Idomeneo {62}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351560
Idomeneo {63}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/14/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351691
Idomeneo {65}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/02/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351700
Idomeneo {66}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351706 Opera News
Idomeneo {67}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/09/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351994 
New Production
Il Trittico {60}
Il Tabarro {66}
Suor Angelica {60}
Gianni Schicchi {124}

Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2007
Debuts: Jack O’Brien, Douglas W. Schmidt, Jess Goldstein, Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhower, Anne-Carolyn Bird, Leah Wool, Olga Mykytenko, Donato Di Stefano
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352000
Il Trittico {61}
Il Tabarro {67}
Suor Angelica {61}
Gianni Schicchi {125}

Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352009 Opera News
Il Trittico {62}
Il Tabarro {68}
Suor Angelica {62}
Gianni Schicchi {126}

Metropolitan Opera House; 04/28/2007
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352016
Il Trittico {63}
Il Tabarro {69}
Suor Angelica {63}
Gianni Schicchi {127}

Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352024
Il Trittico {64}
Il Tabarro {70}
Suor Angelica {64}
Gianni Schicchi {128}

Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352028
Il Trittico {65}
Il Tabarro {71}
Suor Angelica {65}
Gianni Schicchi {129}

Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352034
Il Trittico {66}
Il Tabarro {72}
Suor Angelica {66}
Gianni Schicchi {130}

Metropolitan Opera House; 05/10/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352037
Il Trittico {67}
Il Tabarro {73}
Suor Angelica {67}
Gianni Schicchi {131}

Metropolitan Opera House; 05/12/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352076 
Le Nozze di Figaro {430}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/02/2007
Debuts: Anke Vondung, Robin Leggate, Kathleen Kim, Ashley Emerson
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352087
Le Nozze di Figaro {431}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/06/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352099
Le Nozze di Figaro {432}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/10/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352105
Le Nozze di Figaro {433}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/13/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352117
Le Nozze di Figaro {434}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/18/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352202 
New Production
Iphigénie en Tauride {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/2007
Debuts: Louis Langrée, Sasha Cooke, Michele Losier, Jacqueline Antaramian, Mark Capri
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352207
Iphigénie en Tauride {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/01/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352213
Iphigénie en Tauride {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/05/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352220 
Iphigénie en Tauride {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/08/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352229
Iphigénie en Tauride {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352234
Iphigénie en Tauride {11}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352254
Iphigénie en Tauride {12}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/19/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352264
Iphigénie en Tauride {13}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2007
[Met Performance] CID:352268  
New Production
Hänsel und Gretel {240}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/24/2007
Debuts: Richard Jones, John Macfarlane
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352273
Hänsel und Gretel {241}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/29/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352278 
Hänsel und Gretel {242}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2008
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352284
Hänsel und Gretel {243}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352293
Hänsel und Gretel {244}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/08/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352296
Hänsel und Gretel {245}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352308
Hänsel und Gretel {246}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352312
Hänsel und Gretel {247}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352319 
Manon Lescaut {208}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/2008
Debut: Sean Panikkar
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352325
Hänsel und Gretel {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2008
Debut: J. David Jackson
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352327
Manon Lescaut {209}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/01/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352334
Manon Lescaut {210}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352350
Manon Lescaut {212}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/12/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352355 
Manon Lescaut {213}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/16/2008
HD Simulcast
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:352709
The MET Chamber Ensemble
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recitall Hall, New York; 11/23/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352796 
New Production
La Rondine {19}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2008
Debuts: Marius Brenciu, Elizabeth DeShong
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:352799
La Rondine {20}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352807
La Rondine {21}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352811 
La Rondine {22}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2009
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:352815
La Rondine {23}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/13/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352864
La Rondine {24}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352871
La Rondine {25}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/14/2009
[Met Performance] CID:352884
La Rondine {26}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352893
La Rondine {27}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/23/2009
Debut: Katie Van Kooten
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352904
La Rondine {28}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2009
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:352934 
The 125th Anniversary Gala
Celebration of Plácido Domingo’s 40 Years at the Met

Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2009
Broadcast / Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352963 
Das Rheingold {151}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352971
Das Rheingold {152} Ring Cycle [106] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/28/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353013 
Siegfried {260} Ring Cycle [106] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/18/2009
Debut: Christian Franz
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353025
Das Rheingold {153}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/23/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353032 
Götterdämmerung {223} Ring Cycle [106] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/25/2009
Debut: Iain Paterson
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353033
Das Rheingold {154} Ring Cycle [107] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353040
Siegfried {261} Ring Cycle [107] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/30/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353043
Götterdämmerung {224} Ring Cycle [107] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/02/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353044
Das Rheingold {155} Ring Cycle [108] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353054
Siegfried {262} Ring Cycle [108] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353057
Götterdämmerung {225} Ring Cycle [108] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/09/2009
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:353059
The Met’s Summer Recital Series: SummerStage
New York, Manhattan, Central Park; 07/13/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353189
Le Nozze di Figaro {447}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2009
Debut: Annette Dasch
[Met Performance] CID:353197
Le Nozze di Figaro {448}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/27/2009
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353200
Le Nozze di Figaro {449}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353210
Le Nozze di Figaro {450}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/04/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353563 
New Production
Das Rheingold {156}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/27/2010
Opening Night {126}
Peter Gelb, General Manager
Debuts: Adam Diegel, François St-Aubin, Etienne Boucher
Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast/Plazacast
[Met Performance] CID:353570
Das Rheingold {157}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/30/2010
[Met Performance] CID:353573
Das Rheingold {158}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/04/2010
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353588
Das Rheingold {159}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/09/2010
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:353909
Das Rheingold {160}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/30/2011
Debut: Arnold Bezuyen
[Met Performance] CID:353914
Das Rheingold {161}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2011
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353968 
Orfeo ed Euridice {94}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2011
Debuts: Antony Walker, Kate Royal
[Met Performance] CID:353981
Orfeo ed Euridice {95}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/04/2011
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353987
Orfeo ed Euridice {96}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/07/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353995
Orfeo ed Euridice {97}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/11/2011
[Met Performance] CID:353999
Orfeo ed Euridice {98}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/14/2011
[Met Performance] CID:354269   List of Selections
World Premiere
The Enchanted Island {1}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2011
Debuts: Jeremy Sams, Elliot Madore
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:354277
The Enchanted Island {2}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/04/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354284
The Enchanted Island {3}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2012
Debut: Andrew Stenson
[Met Performance] CID:354293
The Enchanted Island {4}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/12/2012
Debut: Jeffrey Mandelbaum
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354297
The Enchanted Island {5}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354303
The Enchanted Island {6}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/17/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354308 
The Enchanted Island {7}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354314
The Enchanted Island {8}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/2012
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354322
The Enchanted Island {9}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/28/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354323
The Enchanted Island {10}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/30/2012
[Met Performance] CID:354961
Rigoletto {850}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/13/2013
Debut: Enrico Giuseppe Iori, Wallis Giunta
[Met Performance] CID:354962
Rigoletto {851}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/16/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354973
Siegfried {269} Ring Cycle [112] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354972
Rigoletto {852}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/20/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354981
Rigoletto {853}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/24/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354986
Rigoletto {854}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/27/2013
[Met Performance] CID:354989
Siegfried {270} Ring Cycle [113] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/29/2013
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354995
Rigoletto {855}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2013
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355008
Siegfried {271} Ring Cycle [114] Uncut
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/08/2013
Debut: Lars Cleveman
[Met Performance] CID:355173 
New Production
Falstaff {176}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2013
Debuts: Peter Van Praet, Paolo Fanale, Carlo Bosi, Christian Van Horn
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:355169
Falstaff {177}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/09/2013
Debut: Serban Vasile
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355188 
Falstaff {178}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/2013
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355199 
Falstaff {179}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355205
Falstaff {180}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/21/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355216
Falstaff {181}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/27/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355221
Falstaff {182}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2013
[Met Performance] CID:355230
Falstaff {183}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355232
Falstaff {184}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355242
Falstaff {185}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355319 
New Production
Werther {74}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2014
Debuts: Sara Erde, Sophie Koch, David Bizic, Richard Hausman, Helena Abbott, Daniel Katzman, Thomas White
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355324
Werther {75}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355329
Werther {76}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355336
Werther {77}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355341
Werther {78}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/03/2014
Debuts: Jean-François Borras, Mercer Patterson
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355351
Werther {79}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/07/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355360
Werther {80}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/11/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355369 
Werther {81}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/15/2014
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356824
Hänsel und Gretel {272}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356827
Hänsel und Gretel {273}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/22/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356830
Hänsel und Gretel {274}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/26/2017
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356836
Hänsel und Gretel {276}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/30/2017
[Met Performance] CID:356837
Hänsel und Gretel {277}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/01/2018
[Met Performance] CID:356843
Hänsel und Gretel {278}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/06/2018
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357255
Manon {273}
Metropolitan Opera House; 9/24/2019
Debuts: Brett Polegato, Jacqueline Echols, Laura Krumm, Mario Bahg
[Met Performance] CID:357258
Manon {274}
Metropolitan Opera House; 9/28/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357264
Manon {275}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/02/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357267
Manon {276}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/05/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357283
Manon {277}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357285
Manon {278}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/22/2019
[Met Performance] CID:357292 
Manon {279}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/26/2019
HD Transmission
[Met Performance] CID:357431
La Traviata {1035}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2020
Debut: Barton Cowperthwaite
[Met Performance] CID:357434
La Traviata {1036}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/29/2020
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357435
National Council Grand Finals Concert
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/20
Winners Gabrielle Beteag, Blake Denson, Jonah Hoskins, Alexandra Shiner, Denis Vélez,
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:357439
La Traviata {1037}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2020
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357443
La Traviata {1038}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/09/2020
[Met Concert/Gala] CID:357449
At Home Gala
Streaming live from around the world; 4/25/2020

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