International opera star Lisette Oropesa sings a bravura aria from Rossini’s 1823 Italian opera Semiramide in a live performance, meaning what you hear is what you get, without any recording studio tricks or tweaks. This kind of coloratura showpiece requires something like vocal gymnastics, so as they say in Hialeah, no es fácil.
A wonderful thing about opera is that, even if one doesn’t know the language or the words, the human voice can be enjoyed purely as a musical instrument, potentially the greatest of all instruments, if the singer is good enough.
Lisette is having a brilliant career; she’s a big deal in the opera world. There’s no question she is the most successful opera singer of Cuban extraction ever, and that may also apply to all Hispanic countries apart from Spain.