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Contents for Opera Now

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Aida Garifullina (Photo by Pavel Antonov)


  • Cover feature
    She is only 27, but soprano Aida Garifullina has already made the long journey from her home in remotest Tatarstan in central Asia to starring roles at the world’s leading opera houses
  • A weekend in...
    Moscow. In spite of political upheavals, the Russian capital remains a lively spot for culture with a thriving opera scene
  • A sense of adventure
    We travel from balmy Mediterranean islands and remote northern forests to steamy Oriental enclaves and American backwaters in search of opera off the beaten track
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    In his new monthly column for Opera Now, Professor Anthony Ogus shares his passion for opera from the fringes of the repertoire
  • Life with my voice
    Welsh-Australian mezzo soprano Deborah Humble discusses the pros and cons of an opera career in Europe versus the Antipodes
  • Live reviews
    Fidelio opens La Scala’s new season| ENO’s stage premiere of new John Adams ‘Passion-oratorio’ | World premiere in Riga | Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Met | More new productions in Turin, Florence, Boston, Cape Town and Chicago


  • Become an instant expert on Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
  • Focus on the Tchaikovsky International Singing Competition

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Was 2014 a good year for opera? It was certainly a tempestuous one. Above all, 2014 will be remembered in opera circles as the year of the Moody Maestro. Four leading conductors threw down their batons and walked out of their jobs in some of Europe’s top opera houses: Muti in Rome; Welser-Möst in Vienna, Noseda in Turin and, the latest casualty, Ludovic Morlot in Brussels...

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