Saturday night, Lisette Oropesa opened an exuberant production of Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment at Pittsburgh Opera.
Sunday morning, she ran the Pittsburgh Marathon.
Talk about breathing exercises… Has any other opera singer run 26 miles the morning after a premiere?
Here’s an extract from her lead review:
Soprano Lisette Oropesa’s Marie was a triumph May 2 at the Benedum Center, utterly winning in both the role’s vocal challenges and the physical demands of Curran’s staging. Her voice is wonderfully suited to the role, warm and rounded in tone but also pure, and sparkling in coloratura. “The Song of the Regiment” started with a lovely vocal flourish, then proceeded with irresistible elan.