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Contents for Opera Now

Joseph Calleja (© Mathias Bothor / Decca)
Joseph Calleja (© Mathias Bothor / Decca)


  • Cover feature
    ‘The Maltese tenor’ Joseph Calleja, aged 36, is already a firm favourite on the international opera scene. He shares some candid thoughts on the growing demands on opera singers in a busy modern world
  • In the South
    We complete our survey of opera in the great wine regions of the world with a visit to Southwest France – the market garden of the nation, with its operatic ecosystem rooted in Toulouse, Montpellier, Bordeaux and the festivals of Aix and Orange
  • Season preview
    Our correspondents bring you the highlights of the 2014/15 international opera season, from regional touring productions across the UK to grand stagings at the world’s major houses
  • Squillo
    Michael White explores the fallout from Glyndebourne’s ‘Chubbygate’ scandal and wonders if there are some subjects that critics would be wise to avoid…
  • Company profile
    Opera Philadelphia – a company with an illustrious pedigree and big plans for the future, including a series of new initiatives to preserve and celebrate the great history of opera in the city
  • Live reviews
    Wagner’s Ring in Erl, Austria | Handel festivals in Göttingen and Halle | Verdi’s Reqiuem gets a sublime staging in Quebec | Summer festival highlights from Aix-en-Provence, Santa Fe, St Louis, Spoleto, Rotterdam and Caramoor


  • Nicholas Cleobury, artistic director of Mid Wales Opera, introduces the company’s 25th anniversary tour, which takes a fresh look at an old favourite…
  • Opera Now’s cryptic crossword and monthly prize draw for opera lovers

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Peter Gelb, boss of the Metropolitan Opera, has been getting himself into all sorts of hot water recently. Among the many controversies raging around America’s operatic powerhouse has been Gelb’s decision to cancel the Met’s live cinema relay of John Adams’ opera The Death of Klinghoffer, due to premiere this autumn. Gelb caved in under pressure from the influential Anti-Defamation League, which has branded the opera anti-Semitic and has urged the Met to withdraw it altogether....

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