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BWW Opera: Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19

July 23, 2016

“The late Anthony Minghella’s critically acclaimed production of Puccini’s classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN’S GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Kristine Opolais brings her heartbreaking interpretation of the title role to the series for the first time.”

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Reviews: Madama Butterfly – Metropolitan Opera

May 20, 2014

“Ms. Opolais’s voluptuous, expressive voice soared over Puccini’s dense orchestration, and there were riveting moments in her portrayal, as the naïve young Butterfly evolves from a shy, love-struck girl to a heartbroken, outraged mother whose faith in her husband is shattered.”

-Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

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Reviews: La bohème – Metropolitan Opera

May 5, 2014

“With effectively zero preparation, Ms. Opolais stepped right in and almost instantly meshed with the existing cast . . . The range of nuance and emotion Ms. Opolais was able to convey was quite impressive, particularly since she’d just endured Cio-cio-san’s heartbreaking decline and fall only a few hours earlier . . . Her lovely, youthful, effortlessly nuanced voice was a perfect match to her portrayal of the physically weak yet idealistic and loving Mimi.”

-Terry Ponick, Communities Digital News

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Reviews: Eugene Onegin, Bayerische Staatsoper

March 19, 2014

“ . . . 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.”

-Simon Parris, Man in Chair

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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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