“Kristine Opolais is a major soprano, in much demand on the international stage. Her voice, both powerful and plaintive… assured in the climactic moments, and touching for those times of gentle confession as the Puccini score inevitably blooms to some of opera’s most thrilling moments. And Opolais did not disappoint, many times providing the thrills that only a great Mimì can do.”


“Mimì is one of Kristine Opolais’ roles in which she can display not only her vocal charms, her fluid sound and dark inflections, but also her obvious acting talent, conveying Mimi’s mixture of shyness and sensuality.”


“As Mimi, the ill-fated seamstress who stumbles her way into poet Rodolfo’s life, soprano Kristine Opolais remains among the most convincing interpreters of Puccini’s doomed heroines.

Opolais, despite her glamorous demeanor, captures the fragility of a simple girl captivated by Rodolfo, but destined to succumb to “consumption” (as tuberculosis was known then). Her voice has taken on a deeper, richer sheen and she always plays her romantic scenes to the hilt.”

The Berkshire Eagle

“As Mimi, Opolais’s voice had more luster than in her last appearances with the BSO, even as her portrayal emphasized her character’s fragility, bringing out an almost waifish quality from the outset”

The Boston Globe