Watch the surprised soprano's face when something unexpected happens in the middle of the first act of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata."
If there’s any musical genre that has had an enormous following for centuries, it’s opera. What was born in Europe as a delight for the ears, has crossed borders and cultures and continues to arouse deep emotions in fans of all ages and nationalities.
In some people, it even provokes the desire to become a tenor or soprano. Many students travel to Italy to train in this genre, which requires not only a good voice, but also strict discipline and dedication due to long hours of study. It’s a true vocation. A lot of patience is also necessary, because success and recognition may never come.
In recent years, one of the voices that has emerged on the opera scene is Lisette Oropesa, who triumphs in theaters around the world. Despite her youth (she’s only 38 years old) she has a long career and has become one of the most acclaimed sopranos. Therefore, it’s not strange that when her name appears on an opera poster, tickets fly.
Undoubtedly, charisma is another element that contributes to the fame of an artist, and Oropesa demonstrated late last year at the Teatro Regio in the Italian city of Parma.
She was the solo protagonist of a recital with piano accompaniment by maestro Francesco Izzo. Lisette was performing the song “Sempre libera,” an aria that concludes the first act of Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.”