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A Starry Night with Opera Greats (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-03-08

Duration: 00:06:37

Subjects: Music | Opera | Oropesa, Lisette | Groves, Paul (Tenor)


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • D Ray! Producer
  • Oropesa, Lisette Interviewee
  • Grayson, Robert Interviewee
  • Groves, Paul Interviewee
  • Hendrickson, Brandon Interviewee
  • Colaneri, Joseph Interviewee


This segment from the March 8, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Tika Laudun’s visit to the rehearsals for “A Starry Night with Lisette Oropesa,” a concert at the LSU Union Theater featuring famous alumni and current students from the LSU Opera program. She interviews: Lisette Oropesa, soprano; Robert Grayson, professor emeritus from the LSU School of Music; Paul Groves, tenor; Brandon Hendrickson, baritone; and Joseph Colaneri, maestro for the New York City Metropolitan Opera. Hosts: Andre Moreau and Natasha Williams