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.
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
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 …
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!