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

April 23, 2019

Concert de gala Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Luxembourg City

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

May 27, 30 & June 4, 7, 10, 17, 2019


Royal Opera House


Alexander Joel, conductor

June 28 & 29, 2019


Open-Air Bühne im Rosental


Andris Nelsons, 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 | April 4, 2019

Spring Tour with the European Union Youth Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko

Kristine Opolais performs a series of concerts with the European Union Youth Orchestra, under the baton of their principal conductor Vasily Petrenko, part of their Spring Tour, The Listening Project – part I. For the performances, Ms. Opolais will sing signature arias and songs, including Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana’s letter scene from Eugene Onegin, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, Puccini’s […]

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News & Press | March 23, 2019

Reviews for ‘Manon Lescaut’ in Hamburg

“…Kristine Opolais. Ihre Manon ist voller Leben, voller innerer Zerrissenheit und entwickelt sich von dem unbedarften jungen Mädchen, über die Des Grieux, aber auch den Luxus liebt, hin zu der reifen, sterbenden Frau. Die erst als es zu spät ist, erkennt, was wirklich Bedeutung hat. Ihr Gesang ist voller Leidenschaft aber auch Zartheit, ihre Stimmfarbe […]

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News & Press | March 11, 2019

‘Manon Lescaut’ at Staatsoper Hamburg

On March 21 & 29, Kristine Opolais stars in the title role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut at the Staatsoper Hamburg. A signature role for Ms. Opolais, she began the 2018-19 season as Manon Lescaut with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma on tour in Tokyo. Philipp Himmelmann’s production features stage design by Johannes Leiacke, costume designs […]

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News & Press | March 10, 2019

‘Tosca’ in concert with Sir Bryn Terfel at Abu Dhabi Festival

Kristine Opolais makes her debut at the 16th Abu Dhabi Festival in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca at the Emirates Palace Auditorium in Abu Dhabi. The festival will feature more than 100 events, in 25 venues, 543 international artists, with 17 participating countries, more than 18 productions, 2 co-productions, 2 commissions, and 6 Arab […]

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