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

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

June 30, 2019

Closing Concert for the Season

Konzerthaus Dortmund


Andris Nelsons, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano Thomas Hampson, baritone

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 | May 20, 2019

Tosca at the Royal Opera House

Kristine Opolais continues her strong collaboration with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, returning as Tosca on May 27 & 30, and June 4, 7, 10 & 17. In an interview with The National, Ms. Opolais describes the role of Tosca as something that she has always felt connected to because “there are many similarities […]

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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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