Lisette Oropesa is the Met’s new prized objectmain
A month ago she won the $50,000 Richard Tucker Award.
Last night, soprano Lisette Oropesa collected the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 Beverly Sills Artist Award, also worth $50k.
The prize is given annually to a rising Met favourite, providing financial support for vocal coaching, language study, travel costs etc.
‘I am tremendously grateful to be named this year’s recipient of the Beverly Sills Artist Award,’ said Oropesa, who sings Massenet’s Manon and Verdi’s Violetta next season. ‘This award honors one of the great American icons of opera. Growing up, I idolized Beverly Sills for her lovable personality, her unmatched stage presence, and her extraordinary singing. I have the privilege of performing two of her most distinguished roles next season at the Met—may her inspiration live on for many more years to come.’