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Contents for Opera Now

Sabine Devieilhe
Sabine Devieilhe (Photo: Marc Ribes / Erato)


  • Cover feature
    Fresh from taking Paris by storm as Lakmé, the 28-year-old French soprano Sabine Devieilhe meets us to discuss her operatic role models, passion for Baroque music and the limits she’s prepared to go to on stage
  • Vintage Spain
    Opera Now’s ‘Libiamo’ series continues with a focus on some of Spain’s most illustrious operatic destinations, combined with a visit to the nation’s great wine-growing regions
  • Festivals 2014
    Our pick of this year’s summer opera festivals around the world, from serene, tucked-away corners of the countryside to dynamic cities and historic towns full of architectural marvels
  • French idioms
    2014 is a year of significant anniversaries for Rameau and Gluck. We explore their place in the history of 18th-century French opera, as well as their influence on later composers
  • Company profile
    Royal Swedish Opera – a major player on the European opera scene with a long history of showcasing the nation’s best singers, including some of today’s leading Wagnerians
  • Live reviews
    Welsh National Opera’s ‘Fallen Women’ series continues in Cardiff | Tippett’s King Priam gets a rare staging by English Touring Opera | Kaufmann triumphs as Werther at the Met | Focus on Germany | New productions in London, Cardiff and Belfast
  • Spotlight
    Opera Now's international guide to the best live performances this spring


  • Become an instant expert on Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice
  • Michael White visits Malta and discovers two neighbouring opera houses that are taking artistic rivalry to an entirely new level…

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The past two decades have seen a rush to build new infrastructure for culture across the world. State-of-the-art opera houses by famous architects have sprung up in cities from Florence to St Petersburg, Dallas and Beijing. Politicians like new buildings – they are attention-grabbing and bring immediate kudos in the eyes of voters. How these gleaming new ‘palaces of art’ are sustained and funded, however, becomes someone else’s problem as political regimes come and go... 

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