Soprano Lisette Oropesa was recently named as the winner of the 2019 Richard Tucker Award. She stars in major productions around the world and has garnered acclaim in several prestigious debuts including in the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real Madrid and Royal Opera House. Past winners include such luminaries as Stephanie Blythe, Lawrence Brownlee, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Christine Goerke, Matthew Polenzani, and Deborah Voigt. Oropesa was inducted into this who’s who of American opera at the foundation’s annual gala on Sunday, October 27, at Carnegie Hall. She chats with host Patrick D. McCoy about her career, winning the award and her upcoming appearance in DC with Washington Concert Opera in their performance of "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas on Sunday, November 24 at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.