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

January 18, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 2022


Theater an der Wien


Marc Albrecht, conductor Broadcast on ORF II on Jan 28 at 21:20

April 2, 6, 8, 14, 18, 2022

Madama Butterfly

Semperoper Dresden


Omer Meir Wellber, conductor

May 13, 14, 15, 2022

7 Deaths of Maria Callas

Teatro di San Carlo


Yoel Gamzou, 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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News & Press | January 17, 2022

Tosca: Keine Burg für den Liebesengel?

Bühne Die lettische Sopranistin Kristīne Opolais konnte schon oft als Tosca begeistern, zuletzt konzertant in Graz. Mit Martin Kušej definiert sie jetzt die grandiose Diva aus dem postnapoleonischen Rom im Theater an der Wien neu. „Ich habe es schon oft gemacht. Es ist nicht sehr angenehm. Am aufregendsten war es bisher in der Produktion in […]

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News & Press | January 1, 2022

New production of ‘Tosca’ at Theater an der Wien

For her first engagement of 2022, Kristine Opolais stars as the title role of Puccini’s Tosca at Theater an der Wien. Featuring a new production by Martin Kušej, Ms. Opolais previously starred in the premiere of Kušej’s production of Rusalka at Bayerische Staatsoper, which she was hailed for her “outstanding performance as Rusalka” and “could well […]

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News & Press | November 17, 2021

Critical acclaim for Adriana Lecouvreur in Bologna

“Nel ruolo delle due donne che si contendono il conte Maurizio (un ineccepibile Luciano Ganci) vediamo sul palcoscenico Kristine Opolais (Adriana) e Veronica Simeoni (la principessa di Buillon), tanto elegante, infuocata l’una, quanto nobile, altera, perfida l’altra.” Giornale della musica

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News & Press | November 5, 2021

‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Kristine Opolais makes her greatly anticipated return to Teatro Comunale di Bologna as the title role of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur on November 14, 16, 18 & 20. Ms. Opolais made her highly anticipated debut as the commanding title role in March 2021, with La Stampa hailing: “It is a fact that, apart from her beauty and stage charisma, both […]

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