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  • Editorial
    Legends of music
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    Strikes keep Paris Opera in the dark | Dmitri Hvorostovsky returns to the stage | English National Opera appoints chairman and CEO | New Baroque opera company launches in Milan | Canadian Heldentenor Jon Vickers dies aged 88 | Letter from Oman | and more...
  • Artist of the month
    British tenor Sam Furness


  • Facing the music
    Royal Opera House music director Sir Antonio Pappano explains why directors should be encouraged to take risks and grapple with subtexts in opera
  • Egyptian glories
    Yehuda Shapiro reports from the sessions for Warner Classics' new recording of Aida
  • A postcard from...
    Rome – a city steeped in history and culture, struggling to sustain an opera company worthy of the Italian capital
  • Life with my voice
    Soprano Magdalena Anna Hofmann takes stock of her success as she prepares for a season packed with Wagner, Dvořák and Reznicek
  • Festival preview
    The Macau International Music Festival showcases the city's diverse cultural heritage. Kent Leong introduces this year's opera programme
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    Professor Anthony Ogus visits three opera houses Trier in west of Germany
  • Critical thinking
    Drama and vituosity in the opera of Giuseppe Verdi
  • Squillo
    Michael White considers some productions that stretch the definition of opera to its breaking point


  • Live reviews
    Opera goes glamping in Bergen | Longborough Festival Opera offers an intimate new staging of Tristan | Season openers at the Royal Opera House and Welsh National Opera | US festival reports from Santa Fe and Glimmerglass | and more...


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


    • Opera Now's international guide to the best live performances this autumn
    • 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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