Kristine Opolais Reveals Two Future Roles

By Francisco Salazar

Kristine Opolais revealed that she will sing more Verdi and Wagner in the future.

During Facebook Live with the Metropolitan Opera, the soprano revealed that she plans on singing the role of Elsa in Wagner’s “Lohengrin” and Desdemona in Verdi’s “Otello.” She also added that she will continue to sing Puccini.

During the interview Opolais also noted that if she could sing a role for the rest of her life it would be “Rusalka.”

Opolais is currently performing the title role of Dvorak’s “Rusalka” and is slated to open a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” next season with Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel during the 2017-18 season.

Opolais made her Met debut in 2013 in the role of Magda in Puccini’s “La Rondine.” She has since dominated the Puccini repertoire in the title roles of “La Boheme,” “Madama Butterfly” and “Manon Lescaut.” She has also been featured on two Live in HD broadcasts and is slated to perform at the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th Anniversary gala.

The soprano will next open a new production of “Tosca” at the Baden Baden festival will Sir Simon Rattle will conduct and Marcelo Alvarez will also star.