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Vocal Arts DC
PO Box 42423
Washington DC 20015





Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC

A Louisiana native of Cuban descent, lyric coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa has already won a loyal following of admirers in New York through Met appearances in Rigoletto, Le nozze di Figaro, and Falstaff (the latter also shown worldwide in movie theaters via a "Met Live in HD" simulcast), and has made exciting debuts in recent seasons at Munich's Bavarian State Opera, Geneva's Grand Théâtre, and San Francisco Opera. Her New York solo debut in January of 2016 at the Park Avenue Armory drew a packed house and vociferous ovations.

Her musical program will include selections by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Obradors, and Poulenc.

"Oropesa manifested secure technical chops-trills, staccati, pinpoint dynamics and-most impressively, a long, sustained line that allowed her to hold the audience breathless...Her quicksilver tone aptly combined appealing girlish purity with lightly charged sensuality."

David Shengold , Opera News

Ms. Oropesa's recital is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Yolanda Oertel, MD.

Photo of Lisette Oropesa by Matthew Murphy.


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