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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.

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

APRIL ISSUE

FRONT OF HOUSE

  • Editorial
    Location, location, location!
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    Dresden Semperoper sacks incoming director | Wagner scion to retire from running Bayreuth | Madrid’s Teatro Real names next music director | International Opera Awards shortlist announced | How Germany is investing in the future of opera | and more…

MAIN STAGE

  • Cover feature
    Fresh from taking Paris by storm as Lakmé, the 28-year-old French soprano Sabine Devieilhe meets us to discuss her operatic role models, passion for Baroque music and the limits she’s prepared to go to on stage
  • Vintage Spain
    Opera Now’s ‘Libiamo’ series continues with a focus on some of Spain’s most illustrious operatic destinations, combined with a visit to the nation’s great wine-growing regions
  • Wine club
    Take advantage of this month’s special offer on a mixed case of wine from Spain’s Rioja region, exclusive to readers of Opera Now
  • Festivals 2014
    Opera Now’s pick of this year’s summer opera festivals around the world, from serene, tucked-away corners of the countryside to dynamic cities and historic towns full of architectural marvels
  • French idioms
    2014 is a year of significant anniversaries for Rameau and Gluck. We explore their place in the history of 18th-century French opera, as well as their influence on later composers
  • Opera bluff
    Become an instant expert on Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice

THE CRITICAL VIEW

  • Live reviews
    Welsh National Opera’s ‘Fallen Women’ series continues in Cardiff | Tippett’s King Priam gets a rare staging by English Touring Opera | Kaufmann triumphs as Werther at the Met | Focus on Germany | New productions in London, Cardiff and Belfast
  • First timers
    Two opera novices wax lyrical about their recent trip to hear Britten's Peter Grimes at English National Opera
  • New releases
    Opera on CD, DVD and Blu-ray

 SPOTLIGHT

  • Opera Now's international guide to the best live opera this spring
  • PLUS Opera on TV, online and in cinemas

BACKSTAGE

  • Company profile
    Royal Swedish Opera – a major player on the European opera scene with a long history of showcasing the nation’s best singers, including some of today’s leading Wagnerians
  • Squillo
    Michael White visits Malta and discovers two neighbouring opera houses that are taking artistic rivalry to an entirely new level…
  • Epilogue
    Opera Now’s cryptic crossword and monthly prize draw for opera lovers



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