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Kristine Opolais is one of the most sought-after sopranos on the international scene, with an established reputation amongst the world’s pre-eminent singing actresses. Opolais has appeared at The Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Opernhaus Zürich, and the Royal Opera House. She collaborates with renowned conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Andris Nelsons, Fabio Luisi, and Kirill Petrenko.

Highlights of Ms. Opolais’ 22/23 season include a return to her signature role of Madama Butterfly at the Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi Salerno. In concert she sings gala performances with the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet in Istanbul and Ankara. She then performs a concert of arias by Puccini, Cilea, and Verdi, and more in a New Year's concert with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, led by Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv. Last season, Opolais starred in the title role of Manon Lescaut at Staatsoper Hamburg and returned to the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur after her triumphant role and house debut the previous season. She starred in a new production of Tosca at Theater an der Wien, and returned to Semperoper Dresden in Madama Butterfly, led by Omer Meir Wellber. Ms. Opolais then made her highly anticipated debut as Cio-Cio-San in Marina Abramović's 7 Deaths of Maria Callas at the Teatro di San Carlo. She concluded the season reprising Madama Butterfly at Opera Wrocławska, and as Tosca in a new production for Greek National Opera.
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October 5, 2022

Concert

Ankara State Opera and Ballet

Ankara

Ankara Opera Orchestra Raoul Grüneis, conductor

October 8, 2022

Concert

Istanbul State Opera and Ballet

Istanbul

Istanbul Opera Orchestra Raoul Grüneis, conductor

October 21, 23, 2022

Madama Butterfly

Teatro Verdi

Salerno
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Προετοιμάζοντας την Τόσκα | Making of Tosca

Kristine Opolais – Teatro Colón, 30 October, 2021

ADRIANA LECOUVREUR || INTERVISTA ROSETTA CUCCHI

Dvořák: Rusalka – ‘Song to the Moon’, The Royal Opera

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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 | September 12, 2022

Concert debut in Turkey

Kristine Opolais makes her debut in Turkey, singing two gala concerts on October 5 & October 8. Ms. Opolais will share the stage with her long-time colleague tenor Murat Karahan, whom she’s known since they both sang at the Latvian National Opera at the beginning of their careers 14 years ago. Conductor Raoul Grüneis conducts […]

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News & Press | July 15, 2022

‘Tosca’ at Greek National Opera

Kristine Opolais returns to the Greek National Opera as the title role of Puccini’s Tosca on July 28 & 30, led by Philippe Auguin. Ms. Opolais returns to Athens to star as opera’s quintessential diva, which she made her house debut in 2007. Part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival, this impressive production is staged with sets and costumes […]

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News & Press | July 5, 2022

“Viva Verdi” with Thomas Hampson and the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg

On July 9, Kristine Opolais reunites with her wonderful colleague, baritone Thomas Hampson, for a “Viva Verdi” program with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Chœur de Chambre de Luxembourg. At the Kinnekswiss, an open-air stage at the heart of the city of Luxembourg, the free event will feature Gustavo Gimeno conducting arias and duets […]

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News & Press | June 22, 2022

Madama Butterfly at Opera Wrocław

“Madame Butterfly (great Kristine Opolais) leaves us speechless. Her creation in the first act is tender as petals of flowers. She’s fragile and naive, filled with love and faith. You want to hug her because you know that the story will end tragically as she’s so undeniably sweet and innocent […] Kristine leads the character […]

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