Kristine Opolais joins Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester on tour throughout Europe this October. The tour features the world premiere of Latvian composer Andris Dzenītis’ new orchestral work Māra, which will premiere on October 4. Co-commissioned with the Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dzenītis calls his new work “the musical encoding of my personal understanding of what it means to be Latvian.”

The program for the concert series includes Dzenītis’ Māra, arias from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades, and completing the program is Mahler’s first symphony, widely known as “The Titan.” The ensemble begins their tour with two concerts at the Gewandhaus Leipzig on October 4 and 5.  Following performances will take place at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt on October 7; on October 9 at the Royal Festival Hall in London; October 13 at the Latvian National Opera in Riga; October 16 at the Great Amber Concert Hall in Liepaja; October 18 at the Rosengarten in Mannheim; and concluding with their performance on October 19 at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Please enjoy Ms. Opolais singing Tatiana’s Letter Scene (“Puskai pogibnu ya”) from Eugene Onegin: