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Kristine Opolais is one of the most sought after sopranos on the international scene today, appearing at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Opernhaus Zürich and Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

In the 2019/20 season Opolais makes an anticipated role debut starring in “Adriana Lecouvreur” at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, in a new production by Rosetta Cucchi. She also makes her debut at the Semperoper Dresden with performances of “Tosca” and returns to Staatsoper Hamburg as part of the House notable Italian Opera Festival with the same title. Opolais returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for performances of “Madama Butterfly”. Opolais has a strong collaboration with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, recently returning to the House as “Tosca”. In London, Opolais has particularly cemented her title as “the leading Puccini Soprano of today” (The Telegraph), appearing in Kent’s 2014 production as Manon Lescaut, as well as starring as Cio-Cio San. Opolais also has a significant relationship with the Bayerische Staatsoper, which began in 2010 when she made her debut as Rusalka in Kušej’s production, which she has been invited back numerous times to perform. Since this time Opolais has appeared in titles including “Manon Lescaut”, “Madama Butterfly”, Tatjana in “Onegin”, Margherita in “Mefistofele” and Vitellia in “La clemenza di Tito”. Opolais also appeared as the title role of “Jenůfa” at the Opernhaus Zürich in a new Tcherniakov production. At the Teatro alla Scala Opolais appeared as Polina in “The Gambler”, in a new Tcherniakov production and was invited to perform the role of Nedda in “Pagliacci”.
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July 9, 2022

Concert with Thomas Hampson

Kinnekswiss

Luxembourg

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano Thomas Hampson, baritone Arias and duets by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Cilea, Massenet, Gershwin and Bernstein.

July 28, 30, 2022

Tosca

Herodium, Greek National Opera

Athens

Philippe Auguin, conductor

October 21, 23, 2022

Madama Butterfly

Teatro Verdi

Salerno
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Kristine Opolais – Teatro Colón, 30 October, 2021

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR || INTERVISTA ROSETTA CUCCHI

Dvořák: Rusalka – ‘Song to the Moon’, The Royal Opera

Friends – Andrejs Žagars

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“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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News & Press | June 22, 2022

Madama Butterfly at Opera Wrocław

“Madame Butterfly (great Kristine Opolais) leaves us speechless. Her creation in the first act is tender as petals of flowers. She’s fragile and naive, filled with love and faith. You want to hug her because you know that the story will end tragically as she’s so undeniably sweet and innocent […] Kristine leads the character […]

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News & Press | June 1, 2022

House debut at Opera Wrocławska as ‘Madama Butterfly’

Kristine Opolais heads to Opera Wrocławska to star as the titular Madama Butterfly on June 9 & 11. Marking Ms. Opolais’ house debut in Poland, Bassem Akiki conducts this striking score, paired with Giancarlo del Monaco’s picturesque production, set in turn-of-the-century Japan. Ms. Opolais will share the stage with a top notch cast, including Tadeusz Szlenkier as […]

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News & Press | May 18, 2022

Reviews: ‘7 Deaths of Maria Callas’ at Teatro di San Carlo

“Abramović’s truthful and mesmerising declaration of love to Callas brought the audience to burst into a long roar of applause. Yet the evening wouldn’t have been as successful without the performance of the seven sopranos… All the more reason, then, to praise… Kristine Opolais’ defiantly proud “Un bel dì vedremo”.” Bachtrack “…e la precisione con […]

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News & Press | May 12, 2022

Amadeus Magazine: CONQUISTA travolge ammalia

Non è facile intervistare il 42enne soprano lèttone. La giornalista di Amadeus ci è riuscita. La Opolais è oggi tra le cantanti più contese. Nel suo destino Puccini. Cio-Cio-San il ruolo più difficile: «Una storia commovente e orribile»

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