Shostakovich with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

February 4, 2018

“[Kristine Opolais] sang with a coolly lustrous tone and at times a fierce dramatic intensity, bringing a quasi-operatic sense of character and drama to individual songs.”

Jeremy Eichler – Boston Globe

“In “Malagueña,” Opolais’s high wailing did convey the panic of tavern patrons wondering where death would strike next … There was total commitment …”

Jeffrey Gantz – The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Kristine Opolais brought her skills as an accomplished singing actress to bear creating a distinct character for each of her songs. The suicide was a mesmerising, blanched voice from beyond the grave, the woman of “On the Alert” girlish and oddly detached, Madame of “Look Here, Madame!” coquettish before descending into hysterics, and the narrator a mourner at the bier of the poet in “The Poet’s Death”. The two soloists joined for a robotic, affectless “Conclusion”.”

Kevin Wells – Bachtrack

Image by Robert Torres



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March 19, 25 & 28, 2018



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June 7, 10, 13, 17, 23, 28 & July 1, 2018



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