Kristine Opolais, soprano

“It’s not a Cinderella story”: Kristine Opolais

Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais shot to international fame in 2010 in Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Bavarian State Opera. She talks to us having recently performed the role in Mary Zimmerman’s much anticipated new production at The Met.
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MunichRusalka

Dvořák: Rusalka
Andris Nelsons; Martin Kušej; Bavarian State Opera; Martin Zehetgruber; Heidi Hackl; Kristine Opolais; Dmytro Popov

BerlinTosca, Berliner Philharmoniker

Puccini: Tosca
Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle; Kristine Opolais; Marcelo Álvarez; Evgeny Nikitin; Alexander Tsymbalyuk

BerlinTosca Concert Performance

Puccini: Tosca
Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle; Kristine Opolais; Marcelo Álvarez; Evgeny Nikitin; Peter Tantsits

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Mahler

Shostakovich, Rachmaninov, Mahler
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Kristine Opolais; Leif Ove Andsnes

New York City50th Anniversary Gala

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; James Levine; Piotr Beczała; Benjamin Bliss; Javier Camarena; Diana Damrau

LeipzigDvořák, Smetana

Dvořák, Smetana
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Kristine Opolais
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A missed opportunity but with great musical values

The Metropolitan Opera's new produdtion of Rusalka fails to explore a deeper complexity of the fairy tale, although a strong ensemble of singers and the superb Met Orchestra make it a musically compelling performance.
***11
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Johan Botha's death casts a pall over Madama Butterfly

Kristine Opolais may not pass so easily for an oriental 15 year old, but her Cio-Cio San deftly avoids Titipu stereotypes.
***11
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Bychkov’s enraptures in Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

Semyon Bychkov continued to develop his noble synergy with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in exemplary Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, although Kristine Opolais made for a tepid debut.
****1
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Boston Symphony's season ends on a high note

Kristine Opolais joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky in its season-closing concert. 
****1
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Kristine Opolais breaks hearts in Met's Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella's Madama Butterfly is still one of the best productions running at the Met at the moment, and Kristine Opolais was the dramatic star of the evening.
****1
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Work in progress: Met’s Manon Lescaut

The Met's new production of Manon Lescaut with Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna has great potential to be successful musically, but the production is mixed at best.
***11
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