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 List



  • Editorial
    Introducing Joyce
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    San Diego Opera rescinds closure plan | UK critics slammed for ‘sexist attitudes’ | La Scala to sack incoming director after one season | and more…


  • Artist of the month
    Italian baritone Massimo Cavalletti prepares to sing Puccini’s Marcello at Covent Garden


  • Cover feature
    The renowned American mezzo Joyce DiDonato is an accomplished and charismatic performer. As our Guest Editor, she discusses her passionate belief that opera matters in today’s world and looks forward to its impact on future generations
  • Opera for life
    Opera education has a unique role to play in shaping a rounded human being. We profile a series of initiatives designed for people on their journey from zero years to adulthood
  • Mind, body, spirit
    For Joyce, the ‘complete’ opera singer needs to address the physical, intellectual, psychological and spiritual aspects of her art. We examine each of these areas with experts in the field
  • Made in the USA
    Conductor David Abell believes that America’s great lyric opera traditions have been unjustly sidelined. He sets the record straight with his survey of neglected gems
  • Opera and the future
    What’s next for opera? A panel of young operatic movers and shakers share their hopes, dreams and fears for the future
  • Joyce behind the lens
    A keen photographer and traveller, Joyce captures her wilder side in photos that she has taken around the world and behind the scenes at the opera
  • Opera in style
    Mike France, founder of the classic watch company Christopher Ward, discusses the art of great watch-making and why for him, opera is more than just a passing enthusiasm…
  • Wine club
    Take advantage of this month’s special offer on a mixed case of rosé wine and champagne, the perfect tipple for those long summer evenings…
  • Intermezzo
    Baritone Mark Glanville explores multiculturalism and music in the southern Italian region of Puglia, where he launches his new Festival of Three Colours this summer


  • Live reviews
    Wagner’s Ring in Geneva | Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne | Strauss 150 Festival in Budapest | ENO scores a hit with Benvenuto Cellini | Focus on Germany | New productions in Antwerp, Bergen, Cardiff and London
  • New releases
    Opera on CD, DVD and Blu-ray


  • Opera Now's international guide to the summer's best opera festivals
  • PLUS Opera on TV, online and in cinemas


  • Company profile
    Grand Théâtre de Genève – Switzerland’s largest opera house, and arguably the most important French-speaking opera house outside Paris
  • Squillo
    Close-up shots of singers may look dramatic in the cinema, but what’s it like for the performers? Michael White tries to find out…
  • Epilogue
    Opera Now’s cryptic crossword and monthly prize draw for opera lovers

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