Ms. Opolais returns to the Royal Opera House to sing one of her signature roles, Cio-Cio-San, in Puccini’s heartbreaking tale of love and loss, Madame Butterfly. She made her house debut at Covent Garden singing the same role, during the 2010/11 season, to spectacular reviews.

“ . . . Those that follow Kristine Opolais will have their work cut out to match the intensity and intelligence of this Royal Opera debutante – her Butterfly a finely calibrated mix of formality and vulnerability.” (The Guardian)

“. . . Her transition from quietly shy and seductive . . . to womanly resolve and ultimate heartbreak is tremendous . . .” (The Independent)

“ . . . I found Opolais completely overwhelming as Butterfly . . . I hope to see her return to the Royal Opera soon and often – an exceptional talent.” (Opera Britannia)

Joining Ms. Opolais in this stunning production are American tenor Brian Jagde, making his house debut as Lt. Pinkerton, alternating with tenor Noah Stewart in the role, Gabriele Vivani as Sharpless, and Enkelejda Shkosa as Suzuki, with San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti leading the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

Performances take place March 20, 23, 28 & 31, and April 4 & 9. Tickets and more information are available here.