Boston Symphony’s Andris Nelsons and soprano Kristine Opolais divorce

Posted on: March 28, 2018

“Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons and his wife, the celebrated soprano Kristine Opolais, announced Tuesday they have divorced,” write Malcolm Gay and Mark Shanahan in Tuesday’s (3/27) Boston Globe. “The couple first came together at the Latvian National Opera, where Nelsons was music director and Opolais was a chorister, later rising to soloist…. The couple … were married in 2011 and have one daughter … Over the next seven years, Nelsons’s career took off, as he became music director at the BSO and later also at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Meanwhile Opolais gained increasing attention with regular engagements on some of the world’s great stages, including the BSO and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The pair, who were often portrayed as one of classical music’s power couples, frequently performed together. As recently as February, Nelsons conducted the BSO in Shostakovich’s Fourteenth Symphony, with Opolais as a soloist…. They are currently scheduled to perform in London in June, and are set to perform ‘La Boheme’ at Tanglewood in July. They are also scheduled to perform at Symphony Hall in … 2019. A BSO spokesperson said on Tuesday that their split would not affect future performances with the orchestra.”

Posted March 28, 2018