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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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Contents for Opera Now

Philippe Jaroussky (Photo: Simon Fowler)
Philippe Jaroussky (Photo: Simon Fowler)


  • Colouring in
    The French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has won many fans for his exceptional artistry and unusual voice. We discover the secrets of his success
  • Sound effects
    Conductor René Jacobs discusses his fresh approach to recording Mozart’s operas
  • Beginners please
    The joys and challenges of new opera for young performers
  • Europe united
    Introducing ENOA – a European platform for young opera professionals
  • Squillo
    Michael White wonders why opera singers can’t act


  • Moscow's Helikon Opera returns to its redeveloped home
  • Psychological complexity in Verdi’s Don Carlo

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‘Does opera deserve to survive?’ Whether it deserves to or not, there is an appetite for opera that endures beyond economic realities and the sheer time and energy that is expended on the myriad complexities of the art form. If opera wasn’t in some sense a compulsion, then it would have died out long ago. As it is, human beings respond to the singing voice and to musical drama in a way that leaves us wanting more...

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