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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.

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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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Paolo Bordogna (© Studio Amati Bacciardi)
Paolo Bordogna (© Studio Amati Bacciardi)


  • Funny business
    The Italian bass-baritone Paolo Bordogna is on a mission to elevate the art of the basso buffo, bringing out the humanity and pathos in characters who tend to be dismissed as buffoons
  • Boy wonders
    Opera Now puts the spotlight on ten of the most promising baritones in a new generation of young talent
  • Sheer imperfection
    The off-key singing of Florence Forster Jenkins attracted legions of adoring fans. We contemplate the reasons for her enduring appeal
  • Travel preview
    Opera Now’s globetrotting correspondents offer their pick of the most rewarding experiences of opera around the world, from the Arctic to the Andes
  • Company profile
    La Monnaie/De Munt – Brussels’ award-wining Royal Theatre with a reputation for constant innovation


  • Michael White gets hot under the collar about Puccini’s ‘Overcoat’ aria
  • Turn your smartphone into a hi-fi with the Chord Mojo

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The arts are often said to have a transcendent role in society: at the opening night of La Scala's new season on 7 December 2015 we witnessed a prime example of this. Events in Paris a few weeks earlier meant that Italy was on its guard. The result was a communal show of solidarity, compassion and unity across the political and cultural divide in the face of threat...

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