Maestro splits: Andris Nelsons’s marriage is overmain
Statement by Andris Nelsons, music director at Boston and Leipzig, and his ex-wife, soprano Kristine Opolais:
Andris Nelsons and Kristine Opolais have divorced following seven years of marriage. Both Mr. Nelsons and Ms. Opolais are united in putting their daughter at the center of their private lives. With complete respect and admiration for one another, Mr. Nelsons and Ms. Opolais look forward to continuing their artistic relationship together. The family asks for privacy at this time and no further comments will be given.
In happier times…
UPDATE: There was forewarning of change last week when Opolais changed her agency. In a long-distance marriage, with the maestro shuttling from one orchestra to another, maintaining a stable marriage is not easy.