Vanity Fair

For the Boston Symphony Orchestra music director and its soprano, music was indeed the food of love.

Considering the long, grueling hours of practice, rehearsal, and concertizing it takes to be a professional musician, it’s no surprise that musicians often hook up with other musicians: Robert and Clara Schumann, Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge, Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The most glamorous recent additions to this list are Andris Nelsons, the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, Kristine Opolais, the ravishing soprano. It was Puccini who brought them together. Back in their native Latvia he was down in the pit conducting La Bohème; she was onstage as the consumptive Mimi. Beautiful music ensued, both onstage and off.

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Photograph by John Huba for Vanity Fair