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Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Cuban parents, Lisette Oropesa played the flute before beginning her studies in vocal performance at Louisiana State University. She entered the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and moved to New York City.
She began her career at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, where she starred in various roles including Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Manon Lescaut (Manon), Violetta (La Traviata), Nannetta (Falstaff), Gretel (Hänsel et Gretel) and Gilda (Rigoletto). She regularly performs at the Teatro alla Scala Milan, Teatro Real Madrid and Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona.
She has performed Konstanze (Il Seraglio) at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Vienna Staatsoper, Gilda (Rigoletto) at the Dutch National Opera, Teatro dell'opera di Roma, Los Angeles Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Vienna Staatsoper, Norina (Don Pasquale) in Glyndebourne, the title-role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Opernhaus Zurich, Vienna Staatsoper and at the Salzburg Festival, and Violetta (La Traviata) at the Arena di Verona, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. Her roles repertoire also includes Ophelie (Hamlet), Leïla (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Marie (La Fille du régiment), Amalia (I Masnadieri), Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and Adina (L’Elisir d’amore).
This season, she sings Lucia at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at Teatro alla Scala, Elvira (I Puritani) at Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Alcina’s title-role in London, Gilda at Metropolitan Opera, Amalia at Bayerische Staatsoper, Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia) at Teatro Real Madrid and Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) in Savonlinna.
She won the Beverly Sills and Richard Tucker awards in 2019.
At the Paris Opera: Il Seraglio (Konstanze), 2015 ; Rigoletto (Gilda), 2017 ; Les Huguenots (Marguerite de Valois), 2018 ; L’Elisir d’amore (Adina), 2018 ; The Barber of Seville (Rosina), 2020
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