On February 25, Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonathan Tetelman will sing a gala concert at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, under the baton of Adrien Perruchon. With the Stanislavsky Theater Orchestra, the duo will sing a program featuring arias and duets by Dvořák, Bizet, Cilea, Puccini, Mascagni, and Giordano. Ms. Opolais and Mr. Tetelman first garnered critical acclaim for their “touching portrayals” (Classical Source) as Mimì and Rodolfo in a semi-staged performance of Puccini’s La Bohème at Tanglewood in 2018. OperaWire praised their moving performance:

“Kristine Opolais is a major soprano, in much demand on the international stage. Her voice, both powerful and plaintive… assured in the climactic moments, and touching for those times of gentle confession as the Puccini score inevitably blooms to some of opera’s most thrilling moments. And Opolais did not disappoint, many times providing the thrills that only a great Mimì can do. […] The doomed dance of Rodolfo and Mimì requires two powerful singers who can take the audience to the heights with their duets. She, like her character, had an apt partner for what would become a memorable performance.”

Song to the Moon from Rusalka (Dvořák)
È la solita storia del pastore from L’arlesiana (Cilea)
Io son l’umile ancella from Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)
Act IV, Duet: (from Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)
Act II, Duet: Tu, tu, amore, tu from Manon lescaut (Puccini)
Chi il bel sogno di Doretta from La Rondine (Puccini)
Recondita armonia from Tosca (Puccini)
Un bel di vedremo from Madame Butterfly (Puccini)
Vicino a te s’acquita from Andrea Chenier (Giordano)

Photo: Tatyana Vlasova