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 2018/19 season Opolais continues her strong collaboration with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, 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 in „Madama Butterfly“. This season Opolais also returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for further signature performances of “Tosca” and makes her debut at the Staatsoper Hamburg for two special performances of “Manon Lescaut” as part of Hamburg’s notable Italian Opera Festival and also tours to Japan, her Japanese debut, in “Manon Lescaut” with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Opolais also has a significant relationship with the Bayerische Staatsoper, which started in 2010 when she made her acclaimed 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” and Margherita in “Mefistofele”.

Next Performances

September 2, 2019


Semperoper Dresden


Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

September 9, 2019


Enescu Festival, Grand Palace Hall


Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

October 12 & 16, 2019

Madama Butterfly

Wiener Staatsoper


Johnathan Darlington, conductor

Full Schedule


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

Kristine Opolais in Rehearsal

An excerpt from Act II of “Rusalka”.

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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 | August 1, 2019

Enescu’s ‘Sept Chansons de Clément Marot’ with the Staatskapelle Dresden

Beginning her 2019/20 season, Kristine Opolais joins the Staatskapelle Dresden for their inaugural concert at the Semperoper and then for a performance at the George Enescu Festival. Ms. Opolais performs George Enescu’s neo-classical song cycle Sept Chansons de Clément Marot, based on a series of love poems from the writings of the sixteenth-century poet Clément […]

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News & Press | July 16, 2019

Review: Verdi’s Requiem at Tanglewood

Drawing by Carolyn Newberger “Contrasts in vocal and instrumental colors extended through the performance, with solo, choral, and orchestral tonalities expressed with striking character. Where Kristine Opolais’s mature soprano has taken on a creamy tessitura, Oksona Volkova’s facile mezzo displayed an equally intense but more focused and reedy texture. While Jonathan Tetelman’s tenor was silvery and pointed, perfect […]

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News & Press | July 11, 2019

Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ at Tanglewood Gala

On July 13, Kristine Opolais returns to the Tanglewood Festival to perform Verdi’s Requiem for the festival’s gala concert. Ms. Opolais shares the stage with a starry roster of artists, including mezzo-soprano Oksana Volkova, tenor Jonathan Tetelman, and bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green. Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. This special evening […]

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News & Press | June 25, 2019

Klassik Airleben concerts with Thomas Hampson & the Gewandhausorchester

On June 28 & 29, Kristine Opolais joins the Gewandhausorchester and baritone Thomas Hampson for two free Klassik Airleben concerts in Leipzig. Under the baton of Andris Nelsons, Ms. Opolais and Hampson perform arias, duets and orchestral works from the Italian opera tradition. Following, on June 30, they reprise the program with Nelsons and the […]

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