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 10, 2020


Semperoper Dresden


Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

October 16, 2020


Semperoper Dresden


Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

December 3, 2020


Philharmonie de Paris


Fabien Gabel, conductor

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Friends – Andrejs Žagars

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

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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 | July 2, 2020

Global Concert Hall: Reflections – Italian & Russian Music with Kristine Opolais

IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall will feature Kristine Opolais in recital live from Teldex Studio Berlin on July 15 at 8 pm Berlin | 2 pm New York. Ms. Opolais and pianist Alexandra Dariescu will perform an intimate and engaging program of Italian opera arias by Puccini and Verdi, as well as much loved Russian Romances. […]

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News & Press | July 1, 2020

Surviving Classical Music Podcast

Kristine Opolais spoke with hosts Andrew Burn and Grace Newcombe at the Surviving Classical Music podcast about her time under lockdown, as well as share a few stories. Listen to the full episode here. Photo credit: Tatyana Vlasova  

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News & Press | June 24, 2020

“Klassik airleben at home” featuring Kristine Opolais & Thomas Hampson

The Gewandhausorchester will stream the best recordings from the 2018 and 2019 concerts of Leipzig’s largest classical event, the “Klassik airleben” on Saturday, June 27, at 20:00 via Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the famous open-air concert at the picturesque Rosental was canceled this year.  The stream presents great Italian opera duets and arias featuring […]

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News & Press | June 23, 2020

Jūlija Žurnāls Santa jau pārdošanā!

Mainās laiki un iespējas, bet galvenais paliek nemainīgs – vēlme mirkli padarīt īpašu! Operas zvaigzne Kristīne Opolais žurnāla lielajā intervijā atklāti stāsta par savu šā brīža dzīvi, kurā netrūkst sieviškīgu pārdomu – par naudu, vīriešiem un nākotni… Vīrieša intervijā Kristaps Janičenoks pirmo reizi dalās savās izjūtās par to, ko nozīmē īsta mīlestība, kas liek pilnībā […]

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