The Latvian soprano has pulled out of her ex-husband’s Boston performance of Dvorak’s Stabat Mater.
Here’s why, she says:
I loved singing Suor Angelica at the Met earlier this season and I very much look forward to revisiting this gorgeous and heart-breaking role with the incredible Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, and Violeta Urmana on February 21 & 23!
I also want to share with you that I have decided to withdraw from the performances of Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the BSO following Angelica. Dvořák’s music is of course very close to my heart, but as I continue my journey through different repertoire my voice is changing and this work is no longer a perfect fit for me vocally. After thoughtful deliberation, I decided to remove it from my repertoire and very much look forward to Suor Angelica.
Ms Opolais will be replaced by Rachel Willis-Sørensen.