Andris Nelsons casts wife as Aidamain
The shape of next summer’s Tanglewood has been announced. At the heart of it is two acts of Verdi Aida with the music director’s marital partner singing the title role.
Kristine Opolais is a terrific singer and the tangled woods are lucky to have her, but when the lead headline of the upcoming festival is Mr & Mrs Music Director is doesn’t, somehow, look quite right.
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2016 TANGLEWOOD SEASON INCLUDE BSO MUSIC DIRECTOR ANDRIS NELSONS LEADING BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN ACTS 1 & 2 OFVERDI’S AIDA WITH KRISTINE OPOLAIS IN TITLE ROLE (8/20); MAHLER’S NINTH SYMPHONY (7/29); BEETHOVEN’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY (7/30); AND MUSIC FROMPROKOFIEV’S ROMEO AND JULIET (8/21), PLUS MUSIC OF BERLIOZ, CORIGLIANO, MOZART, SAINT-SAËNS, SIBELIUS, AND TSONTAKIS, AS WELL AS THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA’S ANNUAL LEONARD BERNSTEIN MEMORIAL CONCERT(7/31), AN ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM PAIRING THE SYMPHONY NO. 1 AND
PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 WITH PAUL LEWIS AS SOLOIST