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. In concert she sings gala performances with the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet in Istanbul and Ankara. She then performs a concert of arias by Puccini, Cilea, and 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.

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July, 2023

Carmen (role debut)

Oper im Steinbruch

Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland

Valerio Galli, conductor Arnaud Bernard, director

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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 | 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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News & Press | January 1, 2023

New Year’s Concert with the Gulbenkian Orchestra

Kristine Opolais begins the new year starring in two concerts with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and conductor Oksana Lyniv on January 5 & 6. The program will feature some of Kristine’s favorite opera arias including Cilea’s “Io son l’umile ancella” from Adriana Lecouvreur, Verdi’s “Pace, pace, mio ​​Dio!” from La forza del Destino, arias from Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, […]

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News & Press | December 6, 2022

“WOMEN. LIFE. FREEDOM.” at Oper Frankfurt

Kristine Opolais joins a fantastic group of musicians for “WOMEN. LIFE. FREEDOM,” a benefit concert for human rights in Iran. Taking place on December 12, this important initiative will feature a diverse musical program with artists including sopranos Ambur Braid, Lilian Farahani, Giulia Semenzato, mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus, countertenor Cameron Shahbazi, pianists Jeff Cohen and Sophia […]

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News & Press | October 10, 2022

‘Madama Butterfly’ at Teatro Verdi

On October 21 & 23, Kristine Opolais stars as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at Teatro Verdi in Salerno. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts Puccini’s powerful score in Giandomenico Vaccari’s production. Ms. Opolais shares the stage with Piero Pretti as Pinkerton, Martina Belli as Suzuki, Massimo Cavalletti as Sharpless, Enzo Peroni as Goro, Carlo Striuli […]

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