January 2, 2017
This season, Kristine Opolais sings a signature role, Dvořák’s Rusalka, in a new production at The Metropolitan Opera. The new staging, created by Mary Zimmermann, is a highlight of The Met’s 2016/17 season, with performances on February 2, 6, 9, 13, 17, 21 & 25 and March 2. Conductor Mark Elder leads from the pit for all dates, which also feature Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, and Jamie Barton as Ježibaba. Opening night (February 2) features a free online Met Opera Radio broadcast, and the February 25 performance will also receive a Live HD Cinema broadcast, shown in theaters worldwide. Visit the following link for showtimes and locations in your area.
Critical acclaim for Kristine’s performances as Rusalka at the Bayerische Staatsoper:
“… superbly done and is notable for a brave, perhaps career-best performance from Kristine Opolais in the title role.” (The Guardian)
“… excellent central performance by Kristine Opolais … Opolais is physically lovely, resembling Bewitched’s Elizabeth Montgomery, and she moves well onstage. Unlike several of today’s camera-worthy supposed stars, Opolais can really sing … her voice is clear and fluid, and her phrasing is quite expressive … she gives us a moving, convincing Rusalka.” (Opera News)
Metropolitan Opera production preview: