RETURNLisette Oropesa

Lisette Oropesa

Soloist, Soprano
Soprano, she was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Cuban parents, and played the flute for 12 years before she began her studies in vocal performance at Louisiana State University. After winning the MET Opera National Council Auditions, she entered the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and moved to New York City. She sang her first major role, Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), at the MET at the age of 22, and since then she has performed there over 100 performances in many different roles. Since 2008 she has sung in concert halls and opera stages all over the world, and has become one of the most celebrated singers of her generation. Highlights of the 2018/19 season include Lucia di Lammermoor in Madrid, Les Huguenots and L’elisir d’amore in Paris, Rigoletto in Rome, Rodelinda in Barcelona and I masnadieri in Milan. In 2019 she was named the Richard Tucker Award Winner and was awarded the Beverly Sills Artist Award by the Metropolitan Opera, New York. // Last update: July 2019