10/5/2021, 7:30 p.m.

Lisette OropesaOpera Gala

Lisette Oropesa – soprano
Rubén Fernández Aguirre – piano

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). She has also guest appeared In Paris National Opera as Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Gilda (Rigoletto), Marguerite de Valois (Les Huguenots) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore); in Teatro Real, Madrid, she was Violetta and Lucia di Lammermoor; at Los Angeles Opera, she starred as Gilda (Rigoletto) and at the Vienna State Opera, she was Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), etc.

Her Prague debut with PKF – Prague Philharmonia was rescheduled to October 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.). Rubén also participates in master classes of renowned singers (Teresa Berganza, Ileana Cotrubas, Renata Scotto, etc.), he was the principal pianist at the 2006 Operalia competition. As a corepetitor, he collaborates with Palau de la Música, Valencia, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville. The prestigious Spanish magazine Opera Actual granted him the 2010 Best Young Artist.

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Program

SAVERIO MERCADANTE (1795–1870)
La stella
Text: Anonym

La primavera
Text: Anonym
 
GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797–1848)
Se a te d’intorno scherza
Text: Anonym

L’amante spagnuolo
Text: Leopoldo Tarantini

FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Vedi quanto t’adoro ancora, ingrato, D 510
Text: Pietro Metastasio

FRANCIS POULENC (1899–1963)
XV Improvisation: Hommage à Édith Piaf
solo piano

GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)
Adieux de l’hôtesse arabe
Text: Victor Hugo
from the cycle Vingt mélodies pour chant et piano, Op. 2

Ouvre ton cœur
Text: Louis Michel James Lacour Delâtre
from the cycle Seize mélodies pour chant et piano

GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792–1868)
Non si dà follia maggiore (Fiorilla)
Il turco in Italia, Act I

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)
Ah, fors’è lui... Sempre libera (Violetta)
La traviata, Act II

FRANCESCO CILEA (1866–1950)
Prelude to the opera L’Arlésienne
solo piano
 
JULES MASSENET (1842–1912)
Adieu, notre petite table (Manon)
Manon, Act II

GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791–1864)
O beau pays de la Touraine (Marguerite de Valois)
Les Huguenots, Act II

Project partners

Hlavní město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
Nadace ČEZ
Ticketstream
Obecní dům Praha
Pramacom
Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
Opera Plus
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