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.


Next Performances

November 10, 14, 2023


Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre


Sesto Quatrini, conductor

November 18, 2023


Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Agnese Eglina, piano

November 21, 22, 2023


Sala São Paulo

São Paulo

Agnese Eglina, piano

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Προετοιμάζοντας την Τόσκα | Making of Tosca

Kristine Opolais – Teatro Colón, 30 October, 2021


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

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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 20, 2023

Recitals with Agnese Egliņa

Kristine Opolais begins the 2023/24 season with a beautiful series of recitals in Latvia, Hungary, and Brazil. Joining her on stage is pianist Agnese Egliņa, with whom she made her Chinese debut at the largest concert hall in Shanghai in 2020. Their program will include famous arias from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, […]

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News & Press | March 1, 2023

“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk” at Carnegie Hall

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced two January 2024 performances at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, providing a first look at the orchestra’s 2023-24 season. The next day, January 30, Nelsons is scheduled to lead a complete concert performance of Shostakovich’s opera “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk,” a much-anticipated landmark in Nelsons’ exploration of Shostakovich’s orchestral […]

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News & Press | February 1, 2023

Homecoming Gala Concert at Latvian National Opera

On February 3, Kristine Opolais makes her much-anticipated return to the Latvian National Opera for a special gala concert in tribute to Andrejs Žagars, former Intendant of Latvian National Opera and close colleague to Ms.Opolais. Marking her return to the house after a gap of ten years, she will perform arias by Cilea, Puccini, Verdi, […]

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News & Press | January 31, 2023

Netēlot, bet dzīvot. Intervija ar operdīvu Kristīni Opolais

Latvijas Sabiedriskie Mediji Foto: Lita Krone / LETA “Ir jauki, ja ej pa vienu un to pašu ceļu, dziedi vienas un tās pašas lomas – viss mierīgi, bez liekas nervozitātes, bet… Pēdējā laikā man bieži kļūst garlaicīgi: varbūt tas saistīts ar manu raksturu, bet visu laiku gribas piedzīvot un nodziedāt ko jaunu. Gribas izmēģināt ko tādu, […]

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