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A Woman’s Love and Life – Karin Wolverton and Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Sunday, March 10 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A Woman’s Love and Life – featuring Karin Wolverton, soprano and Denis Evstuhin, piano

Join us in the Main Gallery of The Museum of Russian Art for an evening with renowned musicians Karin Wolverton, soprano, and Denis Evstuhin, piano. The Museum is known for offering the best in classical music, where audiences are treated to both the incredible acoustics and the artworks of the galleries. 

For wheelchair accessible seating, please contact Michelle Massey: [email protected]

Thank you to our generous sponsor, Schmitt Music

Sunday, March 10 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM

All galleries and TMORA Shop will be open prior to and following the performance.

Tickets: Reserved Seating $35 | TMORA Members $30 (Use discount code MEMBER2024 at checkout to access discount)



Robert Schumann: Frauen-Liebe und Leben (A Woman’s Love and Life)
Amy Beach: Three Browning Songs
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Three Art Songs
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin


Soprano Karin Wolverton is known for her exceptional vocal talent and captivating performances. Opera News described her as having “a lovely warm tone, easy agility and winning musicality” and that she “commanded the stage with grace and poise.” With a diverse repertoire and a reputation for bringing depth and emotion to her roles, she continues to enthrall audiences as she ventures into more dramatic repertoire.

Upcoming performances for Karin Wolverton include highly anticipated debuts and thrilling collaborations. In September 2023, she will grace the stage of the newly opened Luminary Center in the season preview concert for Minnesota Opera, where she will offer a glimpse of her immense artistry and the exciting productions to come.

In February 2024, opera enthusiasts can look forward to Karin Wolverton’s debut in the challenging role of Leonora in Il Trovatore with Opera Santa Barbara. With her remarkable vocal range and expressive interpretations, she is poised to bring a captivating portrayal of this iconic character to the stage, further solidifying her status as a versatile and accomplished soprano.

Throughout her career, Wolverton has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in a wide range of roles. She has originated challenging characters in world premiere productions, such as the role of Anna Sørensen in Kevin Puts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night with Minnesota Opera. Her portrayal of Anna was praised for its soaring vocals and compelling presence.

Wolverton has also delighted audiences with her interpretations of beloved heroines, including Tatiana in Eugene Onegin with Opera Santa Barbara and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Mill City Summer Opera. Her performances have been described as mesmerizing bliss, and her warm tone and precision have left a lasting impression.

The soprano’s dedication to expanding her repertoire and championing new works is evident in her collaborations with various opera companies and concert halls. She has participated in workshops for new operas as part of Minnesota Opera’s New Works Initiative and has lent her voice to online musical content projects, showcasing her commitment to the development and promotion of contemporary classical music.

Outside of the opera stage, Karin Wolverton has enraptured audiences in prestigious concert halls. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Minnesota Orchestra, where her performance in Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3 was met with critical acclaim. Her talent and versatility have also been showcased with renowned orchestras such as Jacksonville Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Orchestra Seattle, Dayton Philharmonic, Eugene Symphony and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, where she has delivered captivating renditions of classical masterpieces.


Russian-born pianist Denis Evstuhin has appeared on stages of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the great Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Halls in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg and Warsaw, as well as Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Evstuhin appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the Sioux City Symphony.

Denis holds both Graduate and Post-graduate degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from the St. Petersburg Conservatory, as well as M.M. and DMA degrees in piano performance at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with professor Alexander Braginsky. In 2020-2021 Evstuhin served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Music.

Since 2010, Denis has served as the Music Curator and founder of the classical music series at The Museum of Russian Art. Within twelve years he organized and participated in more than 60 programs featuring many internationally acclaimed musicians.



Sunday, March 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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