I recently posted about the wonderful young Cuban-American singer Lisette Oropesa, an internationally acclaimed opera star. There aren’t as many online videos of her singing as one would like, but I found one that I want to share with Babalú readers. It’s something off the beaten path, not opera but written for operatic voices, in this case Handel’s 1750 oratorio Theodora (sung in English, as it was written for London, but you may wish to follow the subtitles).
What struck me, besides the beautiful singing, is how the voice functions as a musical instrument. Enjoy.