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

February 21 & 23, 2019

Suor Angelica (Concert version)

Symphony Hall

Boston, MA

Andris Nelsons, conductor Kristine Opolais, soprano Violeta Urmana, mezzo-soprano

March 15, 2019

Tosca (Arab World Debut)

Emirates Palace Auditorium

Abu Dhabi

Kristine Opolais, Tosca Vittorio Grigolo, Cavaradossi Bryn Terfel, Scarpia

March 21 & 29, 2019

Manon Lescaut

Staatsoper Hamburg


Christoph Gedschold, conductor

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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 | February 11, 2019

‘Suor Angelica’ in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

On February 21 & 23, Kristine Opolais sings the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andris Nelsons. Part of Puccini’s triple bill Il trittico, Ms. Opolais recently sang the role for her first time at the Metropolitan Opera in December. Her performances received critical […]

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News & Press | January 18, 2019

Tosca at the Wiener Staatsoper

“Vittorio Grigolo hatte in Kristine Opolais eine ebenbürtige Partnerin, die auch eine darstellerische Intensität an den Tag legte, die die Toscas in Wien nicht immer zeigen, mit vielen Details, die normalerweise nicht zu sehen sind. […] Ihr Sopran ist für die Tosca genau richtig. Etwas abgedunkelt, füllig und ausdrucksstark.” Online Merker

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News & Press | January 10, 2019

‘Tosca’ Performances at the Wiener Staatsoper

On January 14 & 18, Kristine Opolais returns to the Wiener Staatsoper in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca. Evelino Pidò conducts Margarethe Wallmann’s production, with set and costume design by Nicola Benois. A signature role for Ms. Opolais, a previous performance as Tosca was recorded live from the Easter Festival Baden-Baden and released on […]

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News & Press | December 21, 2018

Upcoming concerts for the New Year

“Puccini is my great love. There is so much passion and freedom in this music.” After her sensational performances in the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Met, Kristine Opolais travels to Baden-Baden to share the stage with tenor Pavel Černoch in a festive evening of arias at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. On December […]

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