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Read about new productions, festivals, performance previews and world premieres, as well as reviews of all the latest opera CDs, DVDs, books, websites and films.

With our mixture of celebrity interviews, leadership profiles and behind-the-scenes features, you'll appreciate the diversity, passion and dynamism of the people who make opera happen. It is the global platform for opera, reaching out to opera lovers worldwide, but also into the heart of the industry from the grassroots to the glamorous.


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Barrie Kosky: ‘It’s important to stress that you can be popular, entertaining and challenging at the same time.’ (Photo: Jan Windszus)

MAY ISSUE

  • Power house
    Opera Now celebrates the achievements of the Komische Oper Berlin, winner of the Company category at this year’s International Opera Awards
  • A weekend in...
    Chicago – the heart of America’s Midwest is home to the country’s third largest opera company
  • A fine romance
    The Italian opera stars Fabio Armiliato and Daniela Dessì discuss love and marriage – on stage and off
  • Revolutionary road
    An historic meeting between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara provides the inspiration for Cuba’s first opera in 50 years
  • The pleasure principle
    Szymanowski’s extraordinary Król Roger receives its Covent Garden premiere
  • Live reviews
    Weill’s Mahagonny gets a provocative new staging at Covent Garden | Rilke poem inspires world premiere in Vilnius | A trio of triumphs at Sarasota Opera | More new productions in London, Berlin, Stuttgart, Bergen, Budapest and Sofia

PLUS

  • Michael Tanner on forgiveness in Mozart's Figaro
  • Is opera losing great talent to bad teaching?

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Editorial

Opera Now is extremely proud to be supporting the Company Award at this year’s International Opera Awards. The Komische Oper Berlin, under its current regime led by the irrepressible Barrie Kosky, is a fine example of what can be achieved with when a real company spirit is fostered. Kosky has developed his company style on a simple but, in its own way, rather radical maxim: that you can be popular, entertaining and challenging all at once...

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