Lisette Oropesa – Opera Gala

4/22/2021, 7:30 p.m., Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague

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Lisette Oropesa – Opera Gala
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PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Christopher Franklin – conductor

Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa has been described by Spain’s Notodo online magazine as "one of those exceptional things … like Halley’s Comet”. One of today’s most sought-after lyric coloraturas and winner of the 2019 Beverly Sills Award and the Richard Tucker Award has triumphed in various roles in some of the foremost opera houses in Europe. Lisette Oropesa made her debut at the Met in 2006 in Mozart’s Idomeneo, and she returned to the house as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Gilda (Rigoletto), Nannetta (Falstaff), Sophie (Werther), Violetta (La traviata) or as Massenet’s Manon (which was broadcasted worldwide on October 26, 2019 within the Met in HD series). In June 2019, she made her La Scala debut as Amalia (Verdi: I masnadieri); in Paris National Opera she introduced herself as Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Marguerite de Valois (Hugenots) and Adina (Elissir d’ amore); in Teatro Real, Madrid, she was Violetta and Lucia di Lammermoor; at Los Angeles Opera, she starred as Gilda (Rigoletto), etc. Her Prague debut with PKF – Prague Philharmonia was rescheduled to April 2021 due to the pandemics. This time, she will be accompanied by the Spanish pianist Rubén Fernández-Aguirre, a sought-after stage partner of many renowned singers (Carlos Álvarez, Ismael Jordi, Josep Bros, Mariella Devia, etc.).





Padre, germani, addio! (Ilia)
Idomeneo, Act I

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)

Tu del mio Carlo al seno (Amalia)
I masnadieri, Act II


Robert, toi que j’aime (Isabelle)
Robert le Diable, Act IV

GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)
Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre (Léïla)
Les pêcheurs de perles, Act II

Le rossignol et la rose


Come dolce all’alma mia (Amenaide)
Tancredi, Act I

Squallida veste e bruna (Fiorilla)
Il turco in Italia, Act II

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Ministerstvo kultury
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