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


(Credit: Polina Viljun) 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, {…}


Kristine Opolais, Pavel Cernoch, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Elena Stikhina Headline Shostakovich Festival Leipzig 2025


Conductor Andris Nelsons, in collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester have announced a Shostakovich Festival in Leipzig scheduled for 2025. From May 15-June 1, 2025, the conductor and ensembles will present all of the famed composer’s symphonic works, concertos, and other major works to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his passing. Additionally, there will be a third orchestra {…}


Kristine Opolais to Headline Recital at Hungarian State Opera


Soprano Kristina Opolais is set to present a recital at the Hungarian State Opera on Sept. 17, 2023. The showcase will feature that soprano alongside Latvian pianist Agnese Egliņa as the two take opera arias by Puccini, Verdi, Catalina, Cilea, Dvorak, and Ponchielli. Egliņa will also present excerpts from “La Forza del Destino,” “La Gioconda,” and “Madama Butterfly,” as well {…}


Kristine Opolais, Gaston Rivero, & Justina Gringytė Lead Lithuanian National Opera’s 2023-24 Season


The Lithuanian National Opera has announced its 2023-24 season. The season opens with Verdi’s “Aida” conducted by Sesto Quatrini and starring Kristīne Opolais, Kseniya Bakhritdinova, and Viktorija Miškūnaitė sharing the title role. They will be joined by Gaston Rivero, Liudas Norvaisas, Justina Gringytė, Tadas Girininkas, Liudas Mikalauskas, Arūnas Malikėnas, and Kostas Smoriginas.  Performance Dates: Nov. 10-18, 2023 Vladimiras Prudnikovas will {…}


Kristine Opolais Withdraws from ‘Carmen’ at Oper Im Steinbruch


Kristine Opolais has withdrawn from the title role of Bizet’s “Carmen” at the Oper Im Steinbruch. The soprano took to social media and said, “After much consideration, I have decided to withdraw from my debut as Carmen at Oper im Steinbruch this summer. I’ve spent a lot of time with this music in the last months, and I feel the {…}


Piotr Beczala, Kristine Opolais, Lisette Oropesa, Andrea Brassói-Jőrös, Judit Kutasi Headline Hungarian State Opera’s 2023-24 Season


The Hungarian State Opera has announced its 2023-24 season featuring premieres, revivals, and concerts. Premieres Donizett’s “Il Campanello” will be the first new production of the season with Attila Toronykőy directing. The cast will be led by Ildikó Megyimórecz, Zsuzsanna Kapi univ.stud., Rita Rácz, László Szvétek, Ninh Duc Hoang Long, Tivadar Kiss, Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz, Mária Farkasréti, Máté Fülep, and {…}


Kristine Opolais, J’Nai Bridges, Georgia Jarman, Karen Cargill, Lawrence Brownlee Headline Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season


(Credit: Tatyana Vlasova) The Boston Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its 2023-24 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Kristine Opolais headlines concert performances of “Lady Macbeth of Mstensk.” Andris Nelsons conducts a cast also starring Pavel Cernoch, Sergei Skorokhodov, and Günther Groissböck. Performance Dates: Jan 25 & 27, 2024 (Jan. 23 rehearsal {…}