Kristine Opolais starts the new year with her debut recital in China at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center on January 11. Latvian pianist Agnese Egliņa will join her on stage; together, they will perform a program beginning with Verdi’s “Willow Song” & “Ave Maria.” Following, Ms. Eglina plays Tchaikovsky’s “April: Hepatica,” “Was I Not a Little Blade of Grass?,” and “Wild Nights,” as well as Rachmaninoff’s “Siren” and “Prelude in G minor.”

In the second half of the recital, Ms. Opolais presents her signature arias like Dvorak’s “Song to Moon,” as well as arias from Puccini’s La Rondine, Gianni Schicchi, and Madama Butterfly. In between, Egliņa will perform solo pieces like Alberto Ginastera’s “Danzas Argentinas” and Janis Medins’ “Festivity of Blossoms.” Inharmonious cooperation, the two female artists will unfold a Neoclassical pastoral painting for Shanghai audiences during the two-hour performance.

Photo credit: Tatyana Vlasova