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

March 10, 2021

Adriana Lecouvreur film on Rai5

Teatro Comunale di Bologna


April 10, 2021


Nicosia Municipal Theatre

Nicosia, Cyprus

Yiannis Hadjiloizou, pianist

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

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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 | February 22, 2021

Debut as ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’ at Teatro Comunale di Bologna – Broadcast on Rai5

Francesco Cilea’s masterpiece of the verismo repertoire, Adriana Lecouvreur, will be broadcast by RaiCultura on Rai5 on Wednesday, March 10, starring Kristine Opolais as the commanding title role. Marking her highly anticipated role debut, Ms. Opolais will sing in a new production at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna created by Rosetta Cucchi. Asher Fisch conducts […]

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News & Press | February 21, 2021

Rai News: Kristine Opolais, una diva che viaggia nel tempo

Rai News Anche senza pubblico, i teatri italiani non si fermano. Al Comunale di Bologna l’opera Adriana Lecouvreur è stata girata come un film e sarà trasmessa il 10 marzo su RAI5. Protagonista il soprano Kristine Opolàis. La regista Rosetta Cucchi ha immaginato un viaggio in varie epoche. Fabio Cappelli era per noi sul set.

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News & Press | February 20, 2021

Io Donna – Kristine Opolais: «Canto la forza delle eroine»

Io Donna «Adriana è passionale e fiera, ma può permettersi la dolcezza: sognavo questo ruolo da sempre, ho addirittura chiamato così mia figlia» spiega il soprano lettone Kristine Opolais, a marzo in tv come Adriana Lecouvreur. E qui racconta la sua vita da romanzo, spiegando il motto che la guida: «Niente rischio, niente champagne» Avevo deciso […]

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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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