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Maurizio Benini conducted—like his tenor, more all’italiana than à la française; and while I occasionally missed those Gallic niceties, he adeptly kept a long evening moving.
Oropesa is an artist who knows how to achieve wants she wants, and she consistently revealed that the character of Manon carries much meaning, even today. With such a commitment to re-igniting standar
Next to Fabiano, Lisette Oropesa in the title role seemed a trifle wan. The soprano boasts a winsome stage presence, a handsome and precise light soprano and elegant French diction. But, from my point
But musically this Manon shines. Lisette Oropesa makes a truly touching title figure, especially in the plaintive parts. Michael Fabiano sings Des Grieux with a sweet, sturdy tenor capable of melting
As Manon, Oropesa showed off her voice's clear, clean, pretty top...but make no mistake: She is not simply a songbird. The voice has some heft to it (ok, she's no Brunnhilde in the making). And she's als
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