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Kristine Opolais, Serena Saenz, Yolanda Auyanet & Airam Hernández Lead Ópera de Tenerife’s 2024-25 Season

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The Ópera de Tenerife has announced its 2024-25 season. Mainstage Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” will star Serena Sáenz, Irina Churilova, Michal König, and Na’ama Goldman. Diego Martín-Etxebarría conducts the production by Nicola Berloffa. Performance Dates: Oct. 15-19, 2024 Kristine Opolais leads Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Giorgi Sturua, Alisa Kolosova, and Fernando Campero. Ramón Tebar conducts the production by Stefano Monti. Performance {…}

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Kristine Opolais, Vida Miknevičiūtė, Tuomas Pursio & Stefan Pop Lead Finnish National Opera’s 2024-25 Season

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The Finnish National Opera has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres  Leevi Madetoja’s “The Ostrobothnians”, which is known as Finland’s “national opera” will be directed by director Paavo Westerberg. The cast will include Jukka Rasilainen, Ville Rusanen, Jussi Vänttinen, Johanna Lehesvuori, Maria Turunen, Iida Antola, Päivi Nisula, Tuomas Pursio, Aarne Pelkonen, Ilkka Hämäläinen and Mika Pohjonen. The Orchestra of the Finnish National {…}

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Kristine Opolais, Karine Babajanyan, Olena Tokar & Nicholas Brownlee Lead Oper Leipzig’s 2024-25 Season

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Oper Leipzig has announced its 2024-25 season. Premieres Bach’s “Amadis, der Ritter” is set to star Matthias Stier, Daniel Arnaldos, Olga Jelínková, Samantha Gaul, Sarah Traubel, Olena Tokar, Franz Xaver Schlecht, Jonathan Michie, Jonathan Michie, Gabrielė Kupšytė, Nora Steuerwald, and Franziska Zwink. Performance Dates: Sept. 21, 2024-June 15, 2025 Daniele Squeo conducts Bellini’s “Norma” with a cast that includes Dominick Chenes, {…}

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

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(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, {…}

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

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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 {…}

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Kristine Opolais to Headline Recital at Hungarian State Opera

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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 {…}