Photos: Nelsons, Opolais awarded highest civil honor

On Tuesday President Raimonds Vējonis bestowed the Order of the Three Stars to Latvian star couple - opera singer Kristīne Opolais and conductor Andris Nelsons, reported LTV.

They were awarded the order - the highest civil honor - for their contribution to the Latvian state and excellent artistic performance in classical music and opera. 

Conductor Andris Nelsons received the prestigious Grammy Award in the Best Orchestral Performance category in February, while Opolais, his spouse, was nominated in the category of Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.

Congratulations poured in from fans and collaborators alike. 

Nelsons is one of the most sought-after conductors in the world and music director at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, while Opolais is one of the most successful Latvian singers and is routinely praised in international media for her performances. 

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