November 15, 2017
С июльских деньков фестиваля «Лайма. Юрмала. Рандеву – 2017» много воды утекло. За три минувших месяца Кристине Ополайс блистала еще на многих концертах и на фестивалях – выступала в нашем «Дзинтари» и с Бостонским симфоническим оркестром в американском Тэнглвуде, пела в Праге и Бухаресте, в Москве в составе жюри «судила» российский конкурс «Большая опера»… Еще летом, на «Рандеву», русский TVNET поговорил с Кристине Ополайс о «легкой» музыке, харизме, мечтах, планах…
November 12, 2017
Kristine Opolais, born on Nov. 12, 1979, has built up quite a prominent career all around the entire world. Born in Latvia, she would go on to join the chorus of the Latvian National Opera, then slowly but surely make her way through some of the famed houses in Europe.
Along the way, she has developed a wide range of repertoire in diverse languages, none more prominent than the operas of Puccini. Opolais, in numerous interviews, has professed tremendous passion for the work of the Italian composer and has gone on to become one of his most ardent interpreters in recent years.
October 19, 2017
For the Easter Festival 2017 in Baden-Baden, Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker draw their inspiration from Tosca, the most brilliant of all the Puccini operas. Kristine Opolais’ “breath-taking” Tosca (Shropshire star) is joined on stage by Marcelo Álvarez as her star-crossed lover Cavaradossi and Marco Vratogna as Scarpia. The spectacular staging by Philipp Himmelmann gives this production a fresh view on a beloved classic.
September 15, 2017
Kristine Opolais will perform in recital at the 2017 George Enescu Festival, on September 22 at Bucharest’s Romanian Athenaeum. Pianist Aleksandra Borodulina accompanies the sold-out programme, which includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Enescu, and others. For complete details visit festivalenescu.ro.
Kristine Opolais is a “triumph in the title role” of ‘Tosca’ & more at the Tanglewood Music Festival
August 28, 2017
“… Opolais was a triumph in the title role, showcasing her talents with flexibility not just as an actress, but also vocally. From her first entrance off stage, one heard Opolais’ glowing voice over the immense chorus as she sang the cantata. Then came her show-stopping “Vissi d’arte” and that was a true display of vocal fireworks as Opolais sang with a sense of desperation, moving the tempo forward, all while lying on kneeling on the floor. It was a true plea as the voice continuously crescendoed until it rose to a true forte in the words “Signor” hitting the high B flat perfectly.
August 10, 2017
Kristine Opolais returns to the Tanglewood Festival this month, for a spectacular evening of operatic favorites and musical classics with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons. The performance, hosted at The Koussevitzky Shed on August 26, includes the complete second act of Puccini’s Tosca, with Ms. Opolais singing the title role, Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, and Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi. The programme also features other operatic selections, including the “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka with Ms. Opolais as soloist, in addition to pieces by Wagner and Gershwin. Please note ticket availability is limited for this performance; visit BSO.org to purchase your seats today.