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

June 3, 2020

Tosca (semi-staged)

Open Air Opera


Bassem Akiki, conductor Kristine Opolais, Tosca Jonathan Tetelman, Mario Cavaradossi Ambrogio Maestri, Baron Scarpia

October 10, 2020


Semperoper Dresden


Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

October 16, 2020


Semperoper Dresden


Omer Meir Wellber, 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 | May 16, 2020

BSO At Home: Heroic Performances featuring Kristine Opolais & Jonas Kaufmann

On Sunday, May 17, at 3 pm EST, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s series BSO At Home: Heroic Performances, will stream Andris Nelsons’ inaugural concert as BSO Music Director, leading operatic excerpts by Wagner, Puccini, Mascagni, with Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann. Recorded in Symphony Hall on September 27, 2014, the concert is part of the BSO’s […]

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News & Press | April 13, 2020

Livestreams: ‘Eugene Onegin’ & Gala Concert with the Gewandhausorchester

On April 15 at 8 am (CEST), Kristine Opolais’ gala performance with Andris Nelsons, Thomas Hampson, and the Gewandhausorchester will be available to watch until April 17 via takt1. The program includes Italian opera featuring solos, duets, and instrumental works. For more information, click here. For the third week, the Palau de les Arts in […]

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News & Press | April 1, 2020

Gewandhausorchester and Berliner Philharmoniker Livestreams

A growing number of opera houses and orchestras around the world are offering free live streams on their respective platforms to entertain music fans around the world who find themselves quarantined in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Gewandhausorchester, in partnership with Accentus Productions, will stream a concert of music by Dvořák […]

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News & Press | March 9, 2020

‘Tosca’ at the Staatsoper Hamburg cancelled due to COVID-19

Regrettably, because of the coronavirus, Kristine Opolais’ upcoming performances as the title role of Puccini’s Tosca at Staatsoper Hamburg have been canceled. Part of the house’s Italian Opera Festival, Ivan Repušić was set to conduct a star-studded cast in Robert Carsen’s staging that engages the viewer in a subtle “play in a play” drama, in […]

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