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

November 1, 2019


Semperoper Dresden


Antonino Fogliani, conductor

November 9, 2019

Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Cēsis Vidzeme Concert Hall


Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, conductor

November 14, 2019


Semperoper Dresden


Antonino Fogliani, conductor

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Antonín Dvořák:
From The New World

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Puccini: Tosca

Live from the Easter Festival Baden-Baden

Rusalka: “Song to the Moon”

The Metropolitan Opera – Final Dress Rehearsal

Kristine Opolais in Rehearsal

An excerpt from Act II of “Rusalka”.

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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 | October 18, 2019

Debut at the Semperoper Dresden as ‘Tosca’

Kristine Opolais makes her highly anticipated debut at the Semperoper Dresden in Johannes Schaaf’s stimulating revival of Puccini’s Tosca. Antonino Fogliani conducts the Staatskapelle and Staatsopernchor Dresden in performances on November 1 & 14. The staging by Christof Cremer provides a traditional setting of Rome in 1800, with costume design by Petra Reinhardt. A signature role […]

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Review: Madama Butterfly at the Wiener Staatsoper

„Vor allem aber ist die Butterfly „ihre“ Rolle, die sie mit sagenhaftem Aplomb verkörpert, die großen, demonstrativen Gesten des japanischen Theaters nicht scheuend, sondern wohl auch bewusst zitierend. Das ist keine zerbrechliche 15jährige, sondern eine starke Frau, die sich diese Liebe zu Pinkerton als Schicksal erwählt hat und mit Entschlossenheit darum kämpft. Auch ihr Tod […]

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News & Press | October 1, 2019

‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Wiener Staatsoper

Kristine Opolais returns to the Wiener Staatsoper this month, to star as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. A highly acclaimed signature role for Ms. Opolais, she has previously appeared in Josef Gielen’s timeless production at the Wiener Staatsoper, with set designs by Tsugouharu Foujita. Her stunning portrayals of Butterfly have led her to […]

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News & Press | August 29, 2019

2019/20 Season Highlights

Kristine Opolais launches her 2019/20 season starring as Cio-Cio-San in the Wiener Staatsoper’s timeless production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, on October 12 & 16. Ms. Opolais shares the stage with Ivan Magrì as Pinkerton, Paolo Rumetz as Sharpless, Monika Bohinec as Suzuki, Lydia Rathkolb as Kate Pinkerton, and Herwig Pecoraro as Goro. A signature role […]

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