Opera Now provides a unique and all-encompassing perspective on the international opera scene through its lively and colourful mix of news, reviews, interviews, travel articles and commentary.

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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  • Playing the hero
    The New Orleans-born tenor Bryan Hymel describes his steady and fearless ascent to the treacherously high peaks of 19th-century French opera
  • Thrills and trills
    We look in on rehearsals for Gothenburg’s new Hitchcock-inspired Notorious
  • Ladies first
    The earliest-known opera by a woman composer comes to Brighton
  • Screen test
    Metropolitan Opera general director Peter Gelb looks ahead to the company’s 10th season of cinema relays
  • Dodging the brickbats
    Robert Thicknesse considers the real reasons for the recent boos at Covent Garden


  • Seasonal riches
    Opera Now’s raft of international correspondents introduce their pick of the autumn-winter season
  • Going for gold
    Competition reports from Moscow, Amsterdam and London
  • Critical thinking
    Love, freedom and fate in Bizet’s Carmen

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The astonishing scenes of disorder at the Royal Opera House at the end of last season were a potent reminder of what a serious business opera can be and how deep feelings can run. The incident has perhaps served an important purpose: to remind opera companies that audiences do matter and that they do care...

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