Wedding bells: Andris Nelsons remarries

The Boston and Leipzig conductor has married Alice Heidler in a private ceremony in Bavaria.

The wedding took place in April and has just been confirmed.

No details have been released of the bride. An Alice Heidler is credited as the English translator of the memoirs of Andris’s agent, Hans Ulrich Schmid.

A wedding gift site exists for those wishing to donate to the preservation of the Bavarian countryside.

Andris’s first wife, the Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, has posted pictures of herself with a new partner, a tenor at the Met.

Happy ever after.


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  • I believe this is Andris Nelsons’ third marriage, not his second. According to an article I read in (I believe) The Boston Globe, both he and Kristine Opolais were married to others when they met.

    I wish Maestro Nelsons nothing but many years of personal happiness, and great music-making.

  • Let’s hope his new wife can keep all the household doors open so he doesn’t concuss himself again. ..

    And can you get an updated pic? He has had a beard for a few years.

  • Thanks for the info-he’s been wearing a wedding band. Speaking of the BSO, does anyone know where Tamara Smirnova is? She should be the acting concertmaster, but I haven’t seen her this year.

  • He does a nice show on stage but his recordings are totally boring.Even when you watch him conducting and succeed in isolating his antics from his music you realize that the resulting music is mediocre at best.

    • The recordings are taken from live performances. I was just there last week when the Leipzig Orchestra played Strauss and they asked us to be quiet because they were recording.

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