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KRISTINE OPOLAIS

Soprano

Kristine Opolais is acknowledged as one of the most exciting young sopranos before the public today. In October of 2010, she made a sensational debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in the title role of the new production of Dvorak’s Rusalka directed by Martin Kusej. This was followed in June of 2011 by her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly which was received with extraordinary critical and public acclaim.

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Next Performances

New York City

Manon Lescaut

Feb 12, 15, 18, 24 & 27;
Mar 1, 5, 8 & 11, 2016

New York City

Madama Butterfly

Mar 17, 21, 25 & 29;
Apr 2, 6, 9 & 12; 2016

Boston

Concert

Apr 21, 22 & 23, 2016

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Videos

Manon Lescaut: “Ah vieni! Colle tue braccia”

Kristine Opolais (Manon) and Roberto Alagna (des Grieux) perform an excerpt from the Act II duet

Manon Lescaut: “Ahi! mia beltà funesta”

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon’s aria from Act IV of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”

Manon Lescaut: “Sola, perduta, abbandonata”

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon’s aria from Act IV of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”

Manon Lescaut: “In quelle trine morbide”

Kristine Opolais sings an excerpt from Manon’s aria from Act II of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut.”

Press

“Ms. Opolais seemed to live with it, growing in stature as the evening went on and radiating the kind of aura – one that demands you watch her, and sympathize with her – that defines a star… She is a performer with a tremendous future ahead of her. New York will be lucky to have her.”

New York Observer

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Recordings

Manon Lescaut

LIVE video recording from the Royal Opera House
Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman, Maurizio Muraro, Benjamin Hulett
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera House Chorus
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Purchase the DVD: Amazon.co.uk

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Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
*Nominated for 2016 GRAMMY Award: Best Classical Solo Album and listed as one of The New York Times’ Best Classical Albums in 2015
Add the album to your collection today: iTunes | Amazon

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Simon Boccanegra

LIVE recording from the Vienna Konzerthaus
Thomas Hampson, Kristine Opolais, Joseph Calleja, Carlo Colombara, Luca Pisaroni
Wiener Singakademie, Wiener Symphoniker
Massimo Zanetti, conductor
Add the album to your collection today: iTunes | Amazon

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Mozart: Don Giovanni

Bo Skovhus, Kyle Ketelsen, Marlis Petersen, Kristine Opolais…
Dmitri Tcherniakov, director
Louis Langrée, conductor
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Kristine Opolais, Artur Ruzinski, Lena Belkina, Dmitri Korchak, Günther Groissböck
Orchestra and Chorus of the Comunitat Valenciana
Omer Meir Wellber, conductor
Mariusz Trelinski, director
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Puccini: Suor Angelica

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Andris Nelsons, conductor

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Dvorak: Rusalka

Klaus Florian Vogt, Günther Groissböck, Kristine Opolais, Nadia Krasteva, Janina Baechle
Martin Kusej, director
Tomas Hanus, conductor
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Prokofiev: The Gambler

Vladimir Ognovenko, Kristine Opolais
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Dmitri Tcherniakov, director

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News & Press

Kristine Opolais sings with “radiant warmth and sultry ardor” as ‘Manon Lescaut’ at The Met

February 13, 2016

“As Manon, the soprano Kristine Opolais sounded as glamorous as she looked . . . Ms. Opolais’s Manon is overcome with attraction to des Grieux, feelings that unfold in the radiant warmth and sultry ardor of her singing during their romantic exchanges. But she also subtly reveals Manon’s desperation: a young woman whose father seems to have come on hard times is destined for a convent, yet quivering with desire . . .

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“Beautiful, young Met soprano has a darker past she wants to share”

February 12, 2016

“What’s striking for me,” says “Manon Lescaut” director Richard Eyre, “is that almost the first thing she said to me was, ‘I’ve always wanted to be an actress rather than a singer.’ The other Latvian singer I’ve worked with, Elīna Garanča, who I did the ‘Carmen’ at the Met with, said almost the same thing to me. I think that wanting to be an actress rather than an opera singer speaks of growing up in a culture where acting seemed a way out rather than singing. As it happens, both of them discovered that they had the most remarkable voices” . . .

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Sagen Sie jetzt nichts, Kristine Opolais

February 1, 2016

Die Sopranistin im Interview ohne Worte über Maria Callas, die Diva in ihr selbst und die Rolle ihres Lebens.

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“Red Hot” – Opera News cover story

January 14, 2016

In just a few seasons, Kristine Opolais has become one of opera’s most in-demand sopranos. This month, she stars in a new Manon Lescaut at the Met.

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A new ‘Manon Lescaut’ at The Met

January 13, 2016

This season, Kristine Opolais sings the title role in a new production of Puccini’s romantic and thrilling Manon Lescaut at The Metropolitan Opera, featuring sets and costumes that will envelop the cast in a decadent film noir setting. She previously performed the role to critical acclaim in London and Munich, with critics heralding her “sumptuous” and “vocally assured” performances.

Ms. Opolais is joined by Roberto Alagna as Des Grieux for this Sir Richard Eyre production, with Fabio Luisi leading from the pit. Performances take place February 12, 15, 18, 24 & 27 and March 1, 5, 8 & 11, with a worldwide Live in HD cinema broadcast on March 5. Kristine is also featured in another HD broadcast for The Met this season, on April 2, reprising her unforgettable portrayal of Cio-Cio-San in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

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‘Nessun Dorma’ nominated for 2016 GRAMMY Award!

December 7, 2015

Jonas Kaufmann’s critically acclaimed album ‘Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album,’ featuring Kristine Opolais on duets from Manon Lescaut and La Bohème, has been nominated for a 2016 GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album. For more information on the ceremony and winners announcement in February visit The GRAMMYs online.

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