News Release


World-renowned soprano Lisette Oropesa, right, will visit Southeastern on Monday, Nov. 26, to present a masterclass for Southeastern's vocal students. The session will take place in Pottle Auditorium from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The event is being organized and sponsored by the members of Southeastern's FORTISSIMO student organization.


"The opportunity to be able to host one of the finest operatic voices of our generation is an incredible achievement by our students," said Ken Boulton, interim department head of Fine and Performing Arts. "This will be an experience they will always remember."


Soprano Lisette Oropesa has been hailed by The New York Times as an artist with a "magnetic" stage presence, and an "attractively silky, and flexible timbre." Opera News asserts "she wields a distinctive, bell-like timbre that is instantly appealing."


Oropesa is a graduate of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera. While at the Met she performed a variety of roles, including the role of Lisette in La Rondine, Woglinde in Das Rheingold and G�tterd�mmerung, and the Waldvogel in Siegfried, conducted by James Levine. Additionally, she performed Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzer at Weill Recital Hall-Carnegie Hall with James Levine and Daniel Barenboim at the piano.