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News & Press | May 20, 2024

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Hamburg Staatsoper

“Unsere Lady Macbeth des Abends heißt Kristīne Opolais, an diese komplizierten Namen und ihre Unübersichtlichkeit muss sich der geschätzte Leser schon mal besser einstellen, man verliert sich wie bei Dostojewski geradezu in ihnen: Sie ist für mich wunderbar besetzt, in Höhen und Juchzen und Klagen wirklich mitreißend, und schön, und auch von sehr ansprechender Gestalt, […]

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News & Press | January 27, 2024

Nelsons, Opolais, BSO: Superb in Mtsensk

Photo: Winslow Townson “It’s been five years since the New York audiences have heard soprano Kristine Opolais. Once a stalwart at the Metropolitan Opera, the soprano has now dedicated herself to performing mostly in Europe and seeking “something special” in the productions or performances she does. And in her return to New York, the soprano […]

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News & Press | January 22, 2024

LIVE BROADCAST: Opolais Sings Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” with the BSO

Listen LIVE via WCRB on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 7:00pm. The encore broadcast will be on Monday, February 5. Andris Nelsons’s conducts the BSO in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, the most ambitious endeavor in their multi-year survey of works by Shostakovich. Based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella by the same name, the opera weaves […]

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News & Press | January 12, 2024

Shostakovich’s ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

For her first engagement of the year, Kristine Opolais reunites with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons for Shostakovich’s tragic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Performance dates include January 25 & 27 at Symphony Hall and January 30 at Carnegie Hall, marking her debut at the prestigious venue. Speaking to OperaWire, Opolais said, “It will be […]

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News & Press | November 8, 2023

Operawire: Artist of the Week

Operawire This week the Lithuanian National Opera is set to bring a new production of “Aida” this week with one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation. Kristine Opolais will make her debut with the company in the title role of Aida, a work she last performed completely 15 years ago in Riga. The […]

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News & Press | November 4, 2023

Q & A: Kristine Opolais on Life as an Artist and Her Role as an Opera Singer

Operawire Kristine Opolais is one of the most sought-after sopranos on the international scene, with an established reputation amongst the world’s preeminent singing actresses. Opolais has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, and the Royal Opera House. She collaborates with renowned conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Antonio Pappano, […]

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September 21, 2024


Queen Elisabeth Hall


Kerem Hasan, conductor

November 5, 2025




Roderick Cox, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano Mika Kares, bass

May 25, 29, 2025

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Oper Leipzig


Andris Nelsons, conductor

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