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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
    Fruits of the summer
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    ENO appoints interim chief executive | New boss causes a stir at Argentina's Teatro Colón | Major improvements mooted for Sydney Opera House | and more…


  • A tenor for our times
    Tall, dark and handsome, Lithuanian-born Edgaras Montvidas is perfect for opera’s romantic tenor leads, but says that when it comes to his voice, he’s ‘neither fish nor fowl’
  • A weekend in...
    Riga – the Baltics’ largest city has a proud operatic culture and strong tradition of singing
  • Opera landmarks
    Elsewhere in the Baltics, we find out how opera has survived the upheavals of history
  • Flower power
    British soprano Carolyn Sampson introduces her new CD of songs inspired by flowers
  • Sound investment
    Discover how a passion for music has inspired Jonathan and James Castle to become supporters of Rhinegold LIVE
  • Festivals 2015
    Opera Now’s pick of the summer season, from the refinement of country house opera in England to the natural spectacle of stagings in the deserts of Israel and the US
  • House proud
    Conductor Douglas Boyd maps out his vision for the future of Garsington Opera
  • Rhinegold TV
    An interview with the American baritone Nathan Gunn launches our new online channel
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    Anthony Ogus reports on a trio of rarities from South West Germany
  • Critical thinking
    Can Mozart’s Così fan tutte still teach us anything about relationships?
  • Squillo
    Michael White looks back to a golden age of opera on TV


  • Live reviews
    Danish National Opera pioneers ‘democratic opera’ | Superb casting in ETO’s new Bohème | Peter Sellars’ thought-provoking Indian Queen comes to ENO | More new productions in London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Antwerp and Florida


  • New releases
    Opera on CD, DVD and Blu-ray
  • Great arias
    Learn to sing Puccini’s ‘Un bel dì’ from Madama Butterfly


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


  • Company profile
    Opera di Firenze – a state-of-the art new house in the city where opera was born
  • Epilogue
    Opera Now’s cryptic crossword and monthly prize draw for opera lovers

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