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Opera and song with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

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.

Kristine Opolais gives a “beautiful, understated” performance in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at Tanglewood

July 11, 2017

“More Mahler followed — the limpid Fourth Symphony — in a reading full of felicitous detail. The composer marks his slow movement as “Ruhevoll” or “serene” and it was just that, with violas and cellos unfurling Mahler’s soulful lines over pizzicato from the basses that, on Sunday, seemed to ring out with uncommon warmth and nobility. In the closing movement, soprano Kristine Opolais, Nelsons’s wife, vividly delivered Mahler’s vision of the heavenly life — one full of food in abundance and fish swimming joyfully into Saint Peter’s waiting net. But the movement’s closing lines take us onto another plane, giving thanks for the unearthly joy of music itself. Nelsons, Opolais, and the orchestra performed this final passage with abundant care and a certain unaffected openness. The conductor then held the silence, lowering his hands very slowly. A seemingly transported Shed audience was content to wait with him, and then to make its own voice heard.”

Jeremy Eichler – Boston Globe

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“Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen”

July 5, 2017

This semi-staged performance of Tosca opens the annual Llangollen Eisteddfod in splendid style, lit by the star power of local hero Sir Bryn Terfel and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, with Lithuanian Kristian Benedikt completing the trio. This is an opera that stands or falls by the commitment the three principal singers bring to their roles: none were found wanting …

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Summer performances at Tanglewood

June 27, 2017

Kristine Opolais returns to Tanglewood this summer, for two concert performances with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Opolais brings her “gorgeous, ringing” (Classic Scene) voice to the soprano solo in Mahler’s ethereal Symphony No. 4 on July 9, in a concert that also features violinist Daniel Lozakovich on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Ticket availability is limited in all sections for this performance – visit BSO.org today to obtain the best available seating!

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‘Tosca’ in concert with Sir Bryn Terfel

June 20, 2017

Kristine Opolais sings the title role in Puccini’s Tosca on July 4, in concert at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Sir Bryn Terfel is Baron Scarpia and Kristian Benedikt sings Cavaradossi for this performance, with conductor Gareth Jones and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. Visit the following link for tickets and additional information.

A return to the Bayerische Staatsoper in ‘Rusalka’

June 4, 2017

This month, Kristine Opolais reprises her internationally acclaimed portrayal of the title role in Dvorák’s Rusalka at Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper. Ms. Opolais sings the role on June 15, 18, 23 & 25 with Dmytro Popov as the Prince, Günther Groissböck as Vodník, Helena Zubanovich sings Ježibaba, and Nadia Krasteva is the Foreign Princess. Please note that ticket availability is extremely limited for all dates.

“…. her voice is clear and fluid, and her phrasing is quite expressive … she gives us a moving, convincing Rusalka.” (Opera News)

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Opera Concert

August 26, 2017

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Opening Concert

September 7, 2017

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February 1, 2 & 3, 2018

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