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
    Awards for excellence in opera
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    ENO reveals plans to open up the Coliseum’s foyer | Director Richard Jones triumphs at this year’s Olivier Awards | Opera world mourns singers lost in plane crash | and more…


  • Power house
    Opera Now celebrates the achievements of the Komische Oper Berlin, winner of the Company category at this year’s International Opera Awards
  • Granting wishes
    The International Opera Awards Foundation supports talented young opera professionals as they take their first steps in the profession. We meet some of this year’s bursary recipients
  • A weekend in...
    Chicago – the heart of America’s Midwest is home to the country’s third largest opera company
  • Opera landmarks
    From Indianola to Wichita, we explore the surprisingly rich operatic landscape of America’s Midwestern corn belt
  • A fine romance
    The Italian opera stars Fabio Armiliato and Daniela Dessì discuss love and marriage – on stage and off
  • A blast from the past
    Robert Turnbull looks forward to the first staging of Cavalli’s Veremonda since 1652
  • A passion for opera
    Monika Saunders shares some highs and lows of her 15 years at the helm of Woodhouse Opera
  • Revolutionary road
    An historic meeting between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara provides the inspiration for Cuba’s first opera in 50 years
  • The pleasure principle
    Szymanowski’s extraordinary Król Roger receives its Covent Garden premiere
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    Anthony Ogus marvels at a student production in Manchester 
  • Critical thinking
    Michael Tanner on forgiveness in Mozart’s Figaro
  • Squillo
    Is opera losing great talent to bad teaching?
  • A year in the life
    Oliver Awards public panellist Tim Crocker-Buque takes us on a year-long journey through opera in London


  • Live reviews
    Weill’s Mahagonny gets a provocative new staging at Covent Garden | Rilke poem inspires world premiere in Vilnius | A trio of triumphs at Sarasota Opera | More new productions in London, Berlin, Stuttgart, Bergen, Budapest and Sofia


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


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