Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa is making her Royal Opera House debut as Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor. Her past roles include Nannetta (Falstaff), Sophie (Werther), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Gilda (Rigoletto) for the Metropolictan Opera. She trained as a flautist before studying at Louisiana State University.
Lucia di Lammermoor is Donizette's opera about a woman forced to breaking point and is directed by Katie Mitchell and conducted by Michele Mariotti. Oropesa leads a cast including Charles Castronovo and Christopher Maltman.
LO: "How nervous I am for Lucia at the Royal Opera House."
LO: "Bloody footprint from Lucia rehearsals."
A chill day
LO: "Hanging out in Covent Garden on my five-year wedding anniversary on my day off."
LO: "Running in front of the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park."
All made up
LO: "Make up!"
It's a woman in white in the wings
LO: "Walking towards the stage, preparing for the sextet in Lucia di Lammermoor."
Lucia di Lammermoor runs at the Royal Opera House until 27 November.
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