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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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Next Performances

January 5, 6, 2023

New Year Concert

Gulbenkian

Lisbon

Oksana Lyniv, conductor

JUL, 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

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR || INTERVISTA ROSETTA CUCCHI

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 | 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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News & Press | October 8, 2022

Debut in Turkey

“Murat Karahan ve Kristine Opolais, Puccini’nin ‘La Boheme’ operasından ‘Rodolfo-Mimi Düet’ ve ‘Manon Lescaut’ operasından’ Manon-Des Grieuş Düet’ bölümlerini beraber seslendirdi. İki sanatçı, konser sonunda ayakta alkışlandı.” Hürriyet “Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı tarafından düzenlenen Başkent Kültür Yolu Festivali kapsamında Letonyalı ünlü soprano Kristine Opolais ve Devlet Opera ve Balesi Genel Müdür ve Genel Sanat Yönetmeni […]

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News & Press | September 12, 2022

Concert debut in Turkey

Kristine Opolais makes her debut in Turkey, singing two gala concerts on October 5 & October 8. Ms. Opolais will share the stage with her long-time colleague tenor Murat Karahan, whom she’s known since they both sang at the Latvian National Opera at the beginning of their careers 14 years ago. Conductor Raoul Grüneis conducts […]

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News & Press | July 15, 2022

‘Tosca’ at Greek National Opera

Kristine Opolais returns to the Greek National Opera as the title role of Puccini’s Tosca on July 28 & 30, led by Philippe Auguin. Ms. Opolais returns to Athens to star as opera’s quintessential diva, which she made her house debut in 2007. Part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival, this impressive production is staged with sets and costumes […]

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