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

February 14, 16, 19, 2021

Rusalka – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Bayerische Staatsoper


James Gaffigan, conductor

March 11, 2021

Adriana Lecouvreur film on Rai5

Teatro Comunale di Bologna


April 6, 8, 10, 2021

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Concert version) – Cancelled due to COVID-19

Symphony Hall


Andris Nelsons, conductor

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

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

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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 | December 9, 2020

Great Performances Celebrates The Magic Of Maria Callas

Broadway World This winter, Great Performances shines a spotlight on international music icon Maria Callas with a concert documentary exploring the stories behind the most remarkable performances of her life. Great Performances: The Magic of Callas Premieres Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS Video app. Documenting […]

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News & Press | December 4, 2020

“A Riveder Le Stelle” livestream with Teatro alla Scala – December 7

Kristine Opolais stars in a special live-streamed concert titled “A Riveder Le Stelle” for the Teatro alla Scala’s opening season gala on December 7 at 5pm CEST. Ms. Opolais will share the stage alongside 24 opera stars and dancers, including Ildar Abdrazakov, Roberto Alagna, Carlos Álvarez, Piotr Beczala, Benjamin Bernheim, Eleonora Buratto, Marianne Crebassa, Plácido […]

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News & Press | November 12, 2020

Kristine Opolais: “I am for naturalness and exquisite jewelry.”

Opera singer Kristīne Opolais herself is like a jewel that has won the attention of the world’s largest opera houses and the love of the audience. Brilliance and magnetism are her calling card on stage. But outside of that, Kristine is different – very natural and also reserved in appearance. Kristīne, to what extent is it important […]

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News & Press | October 18, 2020

‘Madama Butterfly’ at the Greek National Opera

Kristine Opolais makes her much-anticipated return to the Greek National Opera as the title role of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly this month. Madama Butterfly is a milestone work for the Greek National Opera, as it is the first opera ever staged by it as a newly-founded organization, on 25 October 1940, three days before the declaration […]

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