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KRISTINE OPOLAIS

Soprano

Kristine Opolais is acknowledged as one of the most exciting young sopranos before the public today. In October of 2010, she made a sensational debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich in the title role of the new production of Dvorak’s Rusalka directed by Martin Kusej. This was followed in June of 2011 by her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly which was received with extraordinary critical and public acclaim.

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Next Performances

Boston

Concert

February 1, 2 & 3, 2018

Hamburg

Madama Butterfly

March 13 & 16, 2018

Vienna

Madama Butterfly

March 19, 25 & 28, 2018

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Videos

The Metropolitan Opera: Rusalka

Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Rusalka: “Song to the Moon”

The Metropolitan Opera – Final Dress Rehearsal

Rusalka: Kristine Opolais in Rehearsal

An excerpt from Act II of “Rusalka” in rehearsal.

Rusalka at The Metropolitan Opera

Starring Kristine Opolais in the title role.

Press

“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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Recordings

Boito: Mefistofele

LIVE recording from the Bayerische Staatsoper
Kristine Opolais, René Pape, Joseph Calleja, Karine Babajanyan
Bayerische Staatsorchester
Omer Meir Wellber, conductor
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Puccini: Manon Lescaut

LIVE video recording from the Royal Opera House
Kristine Opolais, Jonas Kaufmann, Christopher Maltman, Maurizio Muraro, Benjamin Hulett
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Opera House Chorus
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Purchase the DVD: Amazon.co.uk

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Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album

Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Kristine Opolais, soprano
Antonio Pappano, conductor
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
*Nominated for 2016 GRAMMY Award: Best Classical Solo Album and listed as one of The New York Times’ Best Classical Albums in 2015
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Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

LIVE recording from the Vienna Konzerthaus
Thomas Hampson, Kristine Opolais, Joseph Calleja, Carlo Colombara, Luca Pisaroni
Wiener Singakademie, Wiener Symphoniker
Massimo Zanetti, conductor
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Mozart: Don Giovanni

Bo Skovhus, Kyle Ketelsen, Marlis Petersen, Kristine Opolais…
Dmitri Tcherniakov, director
Louis Langrée, conductor
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin

Kristine Opolais, Artur Ruzinski, Lena Belkina, Dmitri Korchak, Günther Groissböck
Orchestra and Chorus of the Comunitat Valenciana
Omer Meir Wellber, conductor
Mariusz Trelinski, director
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Puccini: Suor Angelica

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Andris Nelsons, conductor

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Dvorak: Rusalka

Klaus Florian Vogt, Günther Groissböck, Kristine Opolais, Nadia Krasteva, Janina Baechle
Martin Kusej, director
Tomas Hanus, conductor
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Prokofiev: The Gambler

Vladimir Ognovenko, Kristine Opolais
Daniel Barenboim, conductor
Dmitri Tcherniakov, director

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News & Press

Recital at the George Enescu Festival

September 15, 2017

Kristine Opolais will perform in recital at the 2017 George Enescu Festival, on September 22 at Bucharest’s Romanian Athenaeum. Pianist Aleksandra Borodulina accompanies the sold-out programme, which includes works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Enescu, and others. For complete details visit festivalenescu.ro.

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Kristine Opolais is a “triumph in the title role” of ‘Tosca’ & more at the Tanglewood Music Festival

August 28, 2017

Operawire

“… Opolais was a triumph in the title role, showcasing her talents with flexibility not just as an actress, but also vocally. From her first entrance off stage, one heard Opolais’ glowing voice over the immense chorus as she sang the cantata. Then came her show-stopping “Vissi d’arte” and that was a true display of vocal fireworks as Opolais sang with a sense of desperation, moving the tempo forward, all while lying on kneeling on the floor. It was a true plea as the voice continuously crescendoed until it rose to a true forte in the words “Signor” hitting the high B flat perfectly.

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Opera and song with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

August 10, 2017

Kristine Opolais returns to the Tanglewood Festival this month, for a spectacular evening of operatic favorites and musical classics with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons. The performance, hosted at The Koussevitzky Shed on August 26, includes the complete second act of Puccini’s Tosca, with Ms. Opolais singing the title role, Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, and Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi. The programme also features other operatic selections, including the “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka with Ms. Opolais as soloist, in addition to pieces by Wagner and Gershwin. Please note ticket availability is limited for this performance; visit BSO.org to purchase your seats today.

Kristine Opolais gives a “beautiful, understated” performance in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony at Tanglewood

July 11, 2017

“More Mahler followed — the limpid Fourth Symphony — in a reading full of felicitous detail. The composer marks his slow movement as “Ruhevoll” or “serene” and it was just that, with violas and cellos unfurling Mahler’s soulful lines over pizzicato from the basses that, on Sunday, seemed to ring out with uncommon warmth and nobility. In the closing movement, soprano Kristine Opolais, Nelsons’s wife, vividly delivered Mahler’s vision of the heavenly life — one full of food in abundance and fish swimming joyfully into Saint Peter’s waiting net. But the movement’s closing lines take us onto another plane, giving thanks for the unearthly joy of music itself. Nelsons, Opolais, and the orchestra performed this final passage with abundant care and a certain unaffected openness. The conductor then held the silence, lowering his hands very slowly. A seemingly transported Shed audience was content to wait with him, and then to make its own voice heard.”

Jeremy Eichler – Boston Globe

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“Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen”

July 5, 2017

This semi-staged performance of Tosca opens the annual Llangollen Eisteddfod in splendid style, lit by the star power of local hero Sir Bryn Terfel and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais, with Lithuanian Kristian Benedikt completing the trio. This is an opera that stands or falls by the commitment the three principal singers bring to their roles: none were found wanting …

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Summer performances at Tanglewood

June 27, 2017

Kristine Opolais returns to Tanglewood this summer, for two concert performances with Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Opolais brings her “gorgeous, ringing” (Classic Scene) voice to the soprano solo in Mahler’s ethereal Symphony No. 4 on July 9, in a concert that also features violinist Daniel Lozakovich on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3. Ticket availability is limited in all sections for this performance – visit BSO.org today to obtain the best available seating!

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