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

Photo by Erio Piccagliani
Maria Callas during her 1956 recording of 'Il trovatore' at La Scala (Photo: Erio Piccagliani)


  • Cover feature
    We head to London’s Abbey Road Studios to hear the newly remastered studio recordings of Maria Callas
  • High fliers
    Our correspondents pick their top ten sopranos from a new generation of budding stars
  • A weekend in...
    Hamburg – a city built on shipping that boasts one of the richest and most varied cultural scenes in Germany
  • Life with my voice
    Anna Prohaska discusses her new recording of songs inspired by war
  • American originals
    Heidi Waleson looks forward to a promising season of world premieres across the US
  • Live reviews
    ‘Liberty or Death!’ at Welsh National Opera | Verdi in London and Leeds | Round-ups from France, Germany and the London fringe | More new productions in New York, Melbourne and Beijing


  • Michael White examines the pros and cons of opera al fresco
  • Become an instant expert on Verdi's Il trovatore

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The figure of the soprano has acquired a particular mystique in the opera world, associated with romance, intrigue and tragedy, both on and off the stage. More than any other voice, the soprano is intimately linked with the personality of the singer. This, of course, lies at the root of the enduring appeal of Maria Callas. Our cover feature this month examines the voice of Callas in a new light, as a new round of technology peels away yet more layers of noise and interference that have obscured her rich legacy on record...

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