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.


Next Performances

New York City


February 2, 6, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25 &
March 2, 2017



April 7, 2017



April 10, 13 & 17, 2017



Rusalka at The Metropolitan Opera

Starring Kristine Opolais in the title role.

Kristine Opolais and Mary Zimmerman on ‘Rusalka’

Eric Owens interviews Kristine Opolais and director Mary Zimmerman.

Rusalka’s “Song to the Moon”

Richard Tucker Gala Concert at Carnegie Hall (2016)

U21 – Das Verhör / BR-KLASSIK

Soprano Kristine Opolais


“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



Boito: Mefistofele

LIVE recording from the Bayerische Staatsoper
Kristine Opolais, René Pape, Joseph Calleja, Karine Babajanyan
Bayerische Staatsorchester
Omer Meir Wellber, conductor
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Puccini: 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
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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


Verdi: 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
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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 stars in new production of ‘Rusalka’ at The Metropolitan Opera

January 2, 2017

This season, Kristine Opolais sings a signature role, Dvořák’s Rusalka, in a new production at The Metropolitan Opera. The new staging, created by Mary Zimmermann, is a highlight of The Met’s 2016/17 season, with performances on February 2, 6, 9, 13, 17, 21 & 25 and March 2. Conductor Mark Elder leads from the pit for all dates, which also feature Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, and Jamie Barton as Ježibaba. Opening night (February 2) features a free online Met Opera Radio broadcast, and the February 25 performance will also receive a Live HD Cinema broadcast, shown in theaters worldwide. Visit the following link for showtimes and locations in your area.

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New York Classical Review: Top Ten Performances of 2016

December 22, 2016

Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera

A star vehicle if there ever was one, Madama Butterfly lives or dies on the performance of the woman in the title role. In a revival of the evergreen Anthony Minghella production, Kristine Opolais was unforgettable as the betrayed young bride, painting a heartbreaking portrayal that was supported by the committed performance of Roberto Alagna. 

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Kristine’s upcoming performances as Tosca highlighted in Opera News “Hot Tickets” Feature

December 17, 2016

Here are our recommendations for the must-see events playing on the stages of European Opera Houses in 2017:

Tosca / Kristine Opolais takes on Puccini’s diva at Baden-Baden on April 7 (Opera News)


Kristine Opolais in “glorious voice” in ‘La Bohème’ at The Met

November 28, 2016

“I must have seen this production at least a dozen times over the last three to four years, and I cannot recall a performance of it that I enjoyed more than this one. Kristine Opolais and Piotr Beczala exceeded expectations on Tuesday night, singing Puccini’s treasured music with beauty and grace. They were a superb dramatic pair, too, making their relationship as thrilling for the audience as for the characters themselves.”

Eric C. Simpson – The New Criterion

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Kristine Opolais portrays Mimí with “great conviction” at The Met

November 25, 2016

“Kristine Opolais is a fine Mimí … she sings well and her performance grows throughout the opera and arrives with great conviction at the fourth act, when she effectively mastered the inexorable imminence of death.”

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Opera Now cover feature: “Stirring Passions – Kristine Opolais”

November 23, 2016

Acknowledged as one of the great Puccini heroines of our time, Kristine Opolais puts her heart and soul into the tragic women that she portrays on stage. It’s an almost daily engagement with raw passion and self-destruction that inevitably takes a personal toll, as the soprano explains to George Jahn.

Read the entire feature via Opera Now


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