Kristine Opolais returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper this for several appearances in 2014/15, following last season’s series of critically acclaimed performances as Vitellia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito and Tatjana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. She will sing Vitellia on October 14, 17 & 23, and is joined by several returning members of the cast seen earlier this year, including Angela Brower as Sesto and Hanna-Elisabeth Müller as Servilia.

Enjoy the finale of Act 1 from this production:

Ms. Opolais returns to the company to sing the title role of Puccini’s tragic Madama Butterfly February 21, 23 & 26 and July 13, with renowned tenor Joseph Calleja as B.F. Pinkerton. This is quickly becoming a signature role for Kristine, with her Metropolitan Opera debut as Cio-Cio-San described as “impressive . . . Ms. Opolais’s voluptuous, expressive voice soared over Puccini’s dense orchestration, and there were riveting moments in her portrayal.” (The New York Times)

Finally, she revisits the role of Tatjana in Tchaikovsky’s dark and romantic masterpiece Eugene Onegin on May 2, 5, 9 & 13. Kristine’s previous performance as Tatjana at Bayerische Staatsoper received high praise: “ . . . the “letter” scene is the first chance to spend intimate time with a character and Kristine Opolais, as Tatiana, makes the absolute most of this opportunity, fully immersing herself in the music and the emotion.” (Man In Chair)