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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ViennaMadama Butterfly

Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Ramón Tebar; Josef Gielen; Vienna State Opera; Tsugouharu Foujita; Kristine Opolais; Massimiliano Pisapia; Boaz Daniel

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Shostakovich

Mozart, Shostakovich
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Kristine Opolais; Sir Bryn Terfel

ViennaBeethoven

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien; Kristine Opolais; Gerhild Romberger; Klaus Florian Vogt

ViennaBeethoven

Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien; Kristine Opolais; Gerhild Romberger; Klaus Florian Vogt

LondonLohengrinNew Production

Wagner: Lohengrin
Andris Nelsons; David Alden; Royal Opera; Paul Steinberg; Gideon Davey; Klaus Florian Vogt; Kristine Opolais
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In Prague, a radiant Dvořák Stabat Mater

The Dvořákʼs Prague Festival opens with an upbeat treatment of one of the composer's masterworks.
****1
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A Tanglewood afternoon without clouds

A Sunday afternoon program at Tanglewood introduced a young virtuoso and emphasized Mahler's Fourth Symphony's classicism.
****1
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Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen

The Llangollen International Eistedffod opens with a star-studded concert performance of Puccni's political/romantic thriller.  
****1
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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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