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 9, 11, 2022

Madama Butterfly

Opera Wrocławska


Bassem Akiki, conductor

July 9, 2022

Concert with Thomas Hampson



Gustavo Gimeno, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano Thomas Hampson, baritone Arias and duets by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Puccini, Cilea, Massenet, Gershwin and Bernstein.

July 28, 30, 2022


Herodium, Greek National Opera


Philippe Auguin, conductor

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Kristine Opolais – Teatro Colón, 30 October, 2021


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

Friends – Andrejs Žagars

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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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“Abramović’s truthful and mesmerising declaration of love to Callas brought the audience to burst into a long roar of applause. Yet the evening wouldn’t have been as successful without the performance of the seven sopranos… All the more reason, then, to praise… Kristine Opolais’ defiantly proud “Un bel dì vedremo”.” Bachtrack “…e la precisione con […]

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News & Press | May 12, 2022

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News & Press | May 1, 2022

‘7 Deaths of Maria Callas’ at Teatro di San Carlo

This May, Kristine Opolais will make her highly anticipated Teatro di San Carlo debut as Cio-Cio-San in Marina Abramović’s 7 Deaths of Maria Callas. This innovative work, which combines video and live music, depicts the deaths of seven doomed operatic heroines that Callas portrayed throughout her career.  With music by Marko Nikodijević and text by […]

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News & Press | March 8, 2022

‘Madama Butterfly’ at Semperoper Dresden

Kristine Opolais returns to the Semperoper Dresden to star as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on April 6, 8, 14, & 18. Previously praised by The New York Times for her “voluptuous, expressive voice”, Opolais stars in Amon Miyamoto’s heartbreaking production that reimagines this classic through the eyes of Cio-Cio-San’s child. Ms. Opolais shares […]

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