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- Luciano Pavarotti: An 80th anniversary celebration
24-page commemorative issue to mark the 80th anniversary of the birth of operatic legend Luciano Pavarotti.
- Opera Holland Park announces independenceOpera Holland Park (OHP) has formally become an independent charity. The change in status comes after nearly 20 years as a department of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
- October issue out now!
In our October issue we celebrate the life and legacy of Luciano Pavarotti in the first of Rhinegold’s Legends of Music series and talk to Antonio Pappano about the importance of encouraging directors to take risks.
- WNO announces new music directorCzech conductor Tomáš Hanus will take up the position in autumn 2016.
- San Francisco Opera announces next general director
Matthew Shilvock will succeed David Gockley as general director on 1 August 2016.
Contents for Opera Now
Luciano Pavarotti (Photo: © Decca)
- Facing the music
Royal Opera House music director Sir Antonio Pappano explains why directors should be encouraged to take risks and grapple with subtexts in opera
- Egyptian glories
Yehuda Shapiro reports from the sessions for Warner Classics' new recording of Aida
- Life with my voice
Soprano Magdalena Anna Hofmann takes stock of her success as she prepares for a season packed with Wagner, Dvořák and Reznicek
- Critical thinking
Drama and virtuosity in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi
Michael White considers some productions that stretch the definition of opera to its breaking point