The bright-voiced American soprano Lisette Oropesa \u2014 who is known for singing bel canto onstage and running marathons offstage \u2014 has been awarded the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, the prize\u2019s administrators announced on Monday. The award, which comes with $50,000 and the opportunity to headline a starry celebratory gala at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 27, is among the most sought-after prizes for young American opera singers. Many of its past recipients have gone on to stardom. Ms. Oropesa, 35, is one of the few opera singers who have been featured in both Opera News and Runner\u2019s World, which reported on her 2015 feat of running the Pittsburgh Marathon the morning after starring in a production of Donizetti\u2019s \u201cLa Fille du R\u00e9giment.\u201d The article noted that \u201cher standing-ovation-to-marathon-time was just over 13 hours.\u201d She has had recent successes in both famous bel canto roles and Meyerbeer rarities. When she sang the role of Marguerite de Valois in Meyerbeer\u2019s \u201cLes Huguenots\u201d at the Op\u00e9ra National de Paris last fall, Zachary Woolfe wrote in The New York Times that Ms. Oropsea \u201csounded lucid and silky, radiating good intentions.\u201d Born in New Orleans to parents from Cuba, Ms. Oropesa played the flute as a child and studied vocal performance at Louisiana State University. She trained in the Metropolitan Opera\u2019s young artists program and sang her first big role there, Susanna in Mozart\u2019s \u201cLe Nozze di Figaro,\u201d when she was just 22. She has appeared at the Met more than 100 times and will return next season to star in Massenet\u2019s \u201cManon\u201d and Verdi\u2019s \u201cLa Traviata.\u201d Previous winners of the Tucker Award include Ren\u00e9e Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, Christine Goerke, Joyce DiDonato, Michael Fabiano and Jamie Barton.