Lisette Oropesa to Make Festival Verdi Debut

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Steven Harris)

On. Oct. 7, Lisette Oropesa will make her Festival Verdi debut at the Teatro Regio di Parma.

The soprano will perform in a recital dedicated to the Italian music of the 1800s; she will be accompanied at the piano by Francesco Izzo.

Among the pieces that will performed are Verdi’s “È la vita un mar d’affanni,” “Stornello,” “Chi i bei dì m’adduce ancora,” and “Perduta ho la pace.” There will also be music by Bellini, Rossini, Donizetti, Mercadante, Arditi, and Luzzi. Finally, Oropesa will perform Schubert’s “Gretchen am Sprinnrade ” and “Vedi, quanto adoro.”

The program will also include two selections for piano by Verdi and Chopin.

Oropesa recently performed a new production of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Royal Opera House and will return to the London house for a revival of Verdi’s “La Traviata.”