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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



  • Editorial
    A battle of ideas
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    San Francisco Opera names next general director | Deficit forces Gotham Chamber Opera to close | Kirill Petrenko renews with Munich | Opera Holland Park announces independence | Royal Opera wins at the Lovie Awards | and more…
  • Letter from Moscow
    Helikon Opera returns to its redeveloped home


  • Colouring in
    The French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky has won many fans for his exceptional artistry and unusual voice. We discover the secrets of his success
  • Sound effects
    Conductor René Jacobs discusses his fresh approach to recording Mozart’s operas
  • Early birds
    Opera Now’s pick of Renaissance and Baroque opera around the world in 2015/16
  • A weekend in...
    Amsterdam – a city of contrasts that's home to the Netherlands’ national opera company
  • Beginners please
    The joys and challenges of new opera for young performers
  • Europe united
    Introducing ENOA – a European platform for young opera professionals
  • Independent spirits
    Independent Opera marks its 10th anniversary with a provocative UK premiere
  • Just the job
    Training the next generation of top talent at London’s National Opera Studio
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    Anthony Ogus visits the Austrian Tyrol and Nova Scotia in Canada
  • Critical thinking
    Psychological complexity in Verdi’s Don Carlo
  • Squillo
    Michael White wonders why opera singers can’t act


  • Live reviews
    Gerhaher triumphs as Wozzeck at Zurich Opera | High musical standards save Bayreuth’s ‘absurd’ new staging of Tristan und Isolde | Fidelio flops in Salzburg | Focus on opera for young artists | Shakespeare Festival in Budapest | ETO’s Autumn Tour | and more…


    • New releases
      Opera on CD, DVD and Blu-ray


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


    • Epilogue
      Opera Now’s cryptic crossword and monthly prize draw for opera lovers

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