World-renowned soprano Kristine Opolais gives a vocal masterclass with the Young Artists as part of the Royal Opera House Insights programme. 

Kristine Opolais, made her debut at the Staatsoper Unter den linden debut in Berlin in 2006, followed by a debut at La Scala in 2008 and the Vienna State Opera in 2008 and in the title role of Dvořák’s Rusalka with the Bavarian State Opera in October 2010. She has trained in her native Latvia and Amsterdam with Margreet Honig. Kristine began her career as a member of Latvian National Opera, where her roles included Mimì and Musetta (La bohème), Violetta (La traviata), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Liza (The Queen of Spades) and Cio-Cio-San.Engagements  include Paulina (The Gambler) and Nedda (Pagliacci) for La Scala, Milan, Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Cio-Cio-San, Manon Lescaut, Tatyana, Rusalka, Margherita (Mefistofele) and Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra) for Bavarian State Opera, Mimì for Vienna State Opera, Desdemona (Otello) for Hamburg State Opera, Jenůfa for Zürich Opera, Tosca and Mimì for Berlin State Opera, Rusalka, Cio-Cio-San, Magda (La rondine) and Mimì for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, and Aida in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She recently sang the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica for her first time at the Metropolitan Opera in December 2018.