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”.

Next Performances

October 26, 2021

Concert – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Sala São Paulo

São Paulo

Constantine Orbelian, conductor

October 30, 2021


Teatro Colón

Buenos Aires

Constantine Orbelian, piano

November 14, 16, 18, 20, 2021

Adriana Lecouvreur

Teatro Comunale di Bologna


Asher Fisch, conductor

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

Friends – Andrejs Žagars

Antonín Dvořák:
From The New World

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Andris Nelsons, conductor

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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 | September 15, 2021

Concert performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’ at Staatsoper Hamburg

Kristine Opolais will revisit her acclaimed role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut in a concert performance on September 15 at Staatsoper Hamburg. Conducted by Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Ms. Opolais is joined by a starry cast including Kartal Karagedik as Lescaut, Brian Jagde as Des Grieux, Tigran Martirossian as Geronte di Ravoir, and Daniel Kluge as Edmondo, among […]

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News & Press | August 29, 2021

Recital at Riga Jurmala Music Festival

The Riga Jurmala Music Festival announces the withdrawal of bass-baritone Bryn Terfel from his scheduled recital on Sunday 29 August at 7pm at the Dzintari Concert Hall following medical advice to recover from laryngitis. Latvian soprano and leading international opera performer Kristine Opolais will be step in and offer a recital in collaboration with pianist […]

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News & Press | August 23, 2021

Tosca at Schloßbergbühne Kasematten

“Ebenso fesselnd: Kristīne Opolais in der Titelrolle. Die Tosca der lettischen Sängerin wandelt sich eindrucksvoll von der affektierten Diva zur verzweifelten Liebenden. Dreh- und Angelpunkt ihrer gesanglichen Glanzleistung ist das berühmte „Vissi d’arte“ im 2. Akt, für das sie tosenden Applaus erntete.” Kronen Zeitung “Kristine Opolais konnte als dramatische, stimmsichere Tosca mithalten, ihre Stimme neigt […]

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News & Press | August 17, 2021

‘Tosca’ with Jonas Kaufmann and Ludovic Tézier

This month, Kristine Opolais stars as the explosive title role of Puccini’s Tosca for two open-air performances at the Schlossbergbühne Kasematten in Graz, Austria. Performances will take place on August 22, 24, & 25, with Marcus Merkel conducting the Grazer Philharmoniker, Grazer Opernchor, and the Singschul of the Graz Opera in this semi-staged production. Ms. Opolais […]

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