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News & Press | October 18, 2019

Debut at the Semperoper Dresden as ‘Tosca’

Kristine Opolais makes her highly anticipated debut at the Semperoper Dresden in Johannes Schaaf’s stimulating revival of Puccini’s Tosca. Antonino Fogliani conducts the Staatskapelle and Staatsopernchor Dresden in performances on November 1 & 14. The staging by Christof Cremer provides a traditional setting of Rome in 1800, with costume design by Petra Reinhardt. A signature role […]

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Review: Madama Butterfly at the Wiener Staatsoper

„Vor allem aber ist die Butterfly „ihre“ Rolle, die sie mit sagenhaftem Aplomb verkörpert, die großen, demonstrativen Gesten des japanischen Theaters nicht scheuend, sondern wohl auch bewusst zitierend. Das ist keine zerbrechliche 15jährige, sondern eine starke Frau, die sich diese Liebe zu Pinkerton als Schicksal erwählt hat und mit Entschlossenheit darum kämpft. Auch ihr Tod […]

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News & Press | October 1, 2019

‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Wiener Staatsoper

Kristine Opolais returns to the Wiener Staatsoper this month, to star as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. A highly acclaimed signature role for Ms. Opolais, she has previously appeared in Josef Gielen’s timeless production at the Wiener Staatsoper, with set designs by Tsugouharu Foujita. Her stunning portrayals of Butterfly have led her to […]

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News & Press | August 29, 2019

2019/20 Season Highlights

Kristine Opolais launches her 2019/20 season starring as Cio-Cio-San in the Wiener Staatsoper’s timeless production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, on October 12 & 16. Ms. Opolais shares the stage with Ivan Magrì as Pinkerton, Paolo Rumetz as Sharpless, Monika Bohinec as Suzuki, Lydia Rathkolb as Kate Pinkerton, and Herwig Pecoraro as Goro. A signature role […]

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News & Press | July 16, 2019

Review: Verdi’s Requiem at Tanglewood

Drawing by Carolyn Newberger “Contrasts in vocal and instrumental colors extended through the performance, with solo, choral, and orchestral tonalities expressed with striking character. Where Kristine Opolais’s mature soprano has taken on a creamy tessitura, Oksona Volkova’s facile mezzo displayed an equally intense but more focused and reedy texture. While Jonathan Tetelman’s tenor was silvery and pointed, perfect […]

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News & Press | July 11, 2019

Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ at Tanglewood Gala

On July 13, Kristine Opolais returns to the Tanglewood Festival to perform Verdi’s Requiem for the festival’s gala concert. Ms. Opolais shares the stage with a starry roster of artists, including mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. This special evening […]

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November 1, 2019

Tosca

Semperoper Dresden

Dresden

Antonino Fogliani, conductor

November 9, 2019

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Cēsis Vidzeme Concert Hall

Cēsis

Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, conductor

November 14, 2019

Tosca

Semperoper Dresden

Dresden

Antonino Fogliani, conductor

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