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

November 23, 26, 30 & December 5, 8, 15, 2018

Il Trittico – Suor Angelica

New York City, NY

Metropolitan Opera Bertrand de Billy, conductor

December 31, 2018

New Year’s Eve Gala


Baden-Baden Festspielhaus Oksana Lyniv, conductor Kristīne Opolais, soprano Pavel Černoch, tenor

January 6, 2019



Julian Rachlin, conductor and first violin Kristīne Opolais, soprano Jonathan Tetelman, tenor

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 | November 9, 2018

Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ at the Metropolitan Opera

Kristine Opolais returns to the Metropolitan Opera to star in the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Part of Puccini’s triple bill Il trittico, these performances mark the centennial since the works world premiere at the Met in 1918. Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi return with sparkling production by Jack O’Brien. Running November […]

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News & Press | October 10, 2018

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Andris Nelsons reviews

“After Andris Dzenītis (dressed in a beautiful white shirt with blue folk motives) received his deserved applause, it was a beautiful and imposing Kristine Opolais that took the stage to sing Liza’s ariosofrom The Queen of Spadesand Tatyana’s Letter Scene from Eugene Onegin, these pieces interspersed with Polonaise from the latter opera. It is interesting […]

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News & Press | September 30, 2018

Tour with Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester

Kristine Opolais joins Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester on tour throughout Europe this October. The tour features the world premiere of Latvian composer Andris Dzenītis’ new orchestral work Māra, which will premiere on October 4. Co-commissioned with the Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dzenītis calls his new work “the musical encoding of my personal […]

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News & Press | September 10, 2018

‘Manon Lescaut’ with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Tokyo

Regarded as “the leading Puccini Soprano of today” (The Telegraph), Kristine Opolais travels to Tokyo to tour with Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the title role of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut for her first engagement of the 2018/19 season. Marking her Japanese debut, Opolais will share the stage on September 16, 20 and 22 with Gregory […]

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