March 01, 2023

A double winning at the Oper! Awards 2023: Best Female Singer for Lisette Oropesa and Honorary Lifetime Achievement for René Jacobs

We are proud to announce that at this year’s  Oper! AwardsLisette Oropesa has been awarded the Best Female Singer award and René Jacobs has been awarded the Honorary Lifetime Achievement award. The Oper! Awards 2023 ceremony took place on February 27, 2023 at the Opernhaus Dortmund.

Virtually overnight, since her covering of ‘Les Huguenots’ in Paris 2018, she has changed the opera landscape. The US soprano Lisette Oropesa has brought her own lightness, even gracefulness to it, but most of all an unheard-of aromatic, stylistically flexible sound. She lends dynamism to the romantic repertoire with an easy hand, but also fleshes out baroque music.

Dr. Ulrich Ruhnke

Among the masters of Early Music, he is the most determined and best opera conductor. Through first editions of works by Cesti and Cavalli as well as catalogue classics from Monteverdi to Handel, René Jacobs began to measure the field of baroque opera, afterwards turning to later periods.

Dr. Ulrich Ruhnke