The whodunnit is solved. The maestro did it.
Now that Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s newly named music director, is expected to make a full recovery from a severe concussion suffered last weekend in Germany, his wife can laugh.
“It was dark and the door was closed and he didn’t see it,” Kristine Opolais said as she recounted the accident Friday. “He’s big and he’s like a big child. It is comic.”
Nelsons hit his head on a door at his residence last weekend in Bayreuth, Germany, the town where he was slated to conduct at the prestigious Wagner festival. The accident resulted in a hospitalization of several days.
Opolais, a rising star in her own right, spoke from Tanglewood, where she will make her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night singing the demanding soprano part in Verdi’s Requiem. Her husband was supposed to conduct. Out of the hospital but under doctor’s orders not to travel, Nelsons continues to recover from home, and will be replaced by Carlo Montanaro.
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