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Contents for Opera Now

Joyce DiDonato
Joyce DiDonato


  • Cover feature
    The renowned American mezzo Joyce DiDonato is an accomplished and charismatic performer. As our Guest Editor, she discusses her passionate belief that opera matters in today’s world and looks forward to its impact on future generations
  • Opera for life
    Opera education has a unique role to play in shaping a rounded human being. We profile a series of initiatives designed for people on their journey from zero years to adulthood
  • Mind, body, spirit
    For Joyce, the ‘complete’ opera singer needs to address the physical, intellectual, psychological and spiritual aspects of her art. We examine each of these areas with experts in the field
  • Made in the USA
    Conductor David Abell believes that America’s great lyric opera traditions have been unjustly sidelined. He sets the record straight with his survey of neglected gems
  • Opera and the future
    What’s next for opera? A panel of young operatic movers and shakers share their hopes, dreams and fears for the future
  • Joyce behind the lens
    A keen photographer and traveller, Joyce captures her wilder side in photos that she has taken around the world and behind the scenes at the opera
  • Live reviews
    Wagner’s Ring in Geneva | Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne | Strauss 150 Festival in Budapest | ENO scores a hit with Benvenuto Cellini | Focus on Germany | New productions in Antwerp, Bergen, Cardiff and London


  • Spotlight – Opera Now's international guide to the best live performances this summer
  • Close-up shots of singers may look dramatic in the cinema, but what’s it like for the performers? Michael White tries to find out…

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We’re thrilled to welcome the extraordinary, dynamic and prodigiously talented operatic superstar Joyce DiDonato as the Guest Editor of this issue of Opera Now. Joyce is an inspiring figure in so many ways: not only does she give her all on stage, she is a tireless and vociferous advocate of the power that the arts have in shaping our attitudes to the world around us. Her editorial focus in this issue concerns the transformation and empathy that opera can bring to our lives...

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