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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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Contents for Opera Now

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  • A tenor for our times
    Tall, dark and handsome, Lithuanian-born Edgaras Montvidas is perfect for opera’s romantic tenor leads, but says that when it comes to his voice, he’s ‘neither fish nor fowl’
  • A weekend in...
    Riga – the Baltics’ largest city has a proud operatic culture and strong tradition of singing
  • Flower power
    British soprano Carolyn Sampson introduces her new CD of songs inspired by flowers
  • Festivals 2015
    Opera Now’s pick of the summer season, from the refinement of country house opera in England to the natural spectacle of stagings in the deserts of Israel and the US
  • Rhinegold TV
    An interview with the American baritone Nathan Gunn launches our new online channel
  • Live reviews
    Danish National Opera pioneers ‘democratic opera’ | Superb casting in ETO’s new Bohème | Peter Sellars’ thought-provoking Indian Queen comes to ENO | More new productions in London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Antwerp and Florida


  • Can Mozart’s Così fan tutte still teach us anything about relationships?
  • Michael White looks back to a golden age of opera on TV

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What makes a successful opera festival? At their best, festivals concentrate the mind and focus the spirit in a way that is hard to recreate in our day-to-day opera-going. Opera, in a festival setting, is more even than the sum of its many parts. There is a whole new dimension to be explored – come rain or shine...

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