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Bryn Terfel (Photo © Sheila Rock / Deutsche Grammophon)


  • New horizons at 50
    Welsh operatic superstar Bryn Terfel turns 50 later this year. We take stock of a living legend as he prepares to sing Tevye in Grange Park Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof
  • A weekend in...
    London – the UK’s sweepingly cosmopolitan and ultra-cultured capital
  • Keep up the good work
    ENO may be going through a turbulent time but the company’s success speaks for itself, says Robert Thicknesse
  • Making the A-list
    Opera Now introduces the Finalists of this year’s International Opera Awards
  • Critical thinking
    Changing attitudes to promiscuity have altered our experience of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, argues Michael Tanner
  • Live reviews
    ENO scores a triumph with Wagner’s Mastersingers | Giselle Allen’s Salome wows audiences in Belfast | Near-perfect casting for Bellini’s I puritani in Florence | Tchaikovsky and Bartók make strange bedfellows at the Met | More new productions in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Berlin, Giessen and Brussels


  • Michael White explores the complex love-hate relationship between opera houses and their critics…
  • Producer Abigail Toland makes the case for involving audiences in the creation of new opera

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Anybody reading the arts headlines in the UK over the past few months would be forgiven for imagining that opera in London is in a state of meltdown. Boardroom bust-ups and catastrophic funding cuts at English National Opera, and the invasion of Germanic conceptualists at Covent Garden are just some of the concerns that have been aired by the capital’s jittery operaphiles...

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