Kristine Opolais is one of the most sought-after sopranos on the international scene, with an established reputation amongst the world’s pre-eminent singing actresses. Opolais has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, and the Royal Opera House. She collaborates with renowned conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Andris Nelsons, Fabio Luisi, and Kirill Petrenko.
Highlights of Ms. Opolais’ 22/23 season include a return to her signature role of Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi Salerno and her greatly anticipated debut in the title role of Bizet’s Carmen, in a new production at Oper im Steinbruch St. Margarethen. In concert, she sings gala performances with the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet in Istanbul and Ankara, as well as a tribute concert at Latvian National Opera, given in memory of Andrejs Žagars. She also performs a concert of arias by Puccini, Cilea, Verdi and more in a New Year’s concert with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, led by Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv.
Last season, Opolais starred in the title role of Manon Lescaut at Staatsoper Hamburg and returned to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur after her triumphant role and house debut the previous season. She starred in a new production of Tosca at Theater an der Wien, and returned to Semperoper Dresden in Madama Butterfly, led by Omer Meir Wellber. Ms. Opolais then made her highly anticipated debut as Cio-Cio-San in Marina Abramović's 7 Deaths of Maria Callas at the Teatro di San Carlo. She concluded the season reprising Madama Butterfly at Opera Wrocławska, and as Tosca in a new production for Greek National Opera.