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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

FEBRUARY ISSUE

FRONT OF HOUSE

  • Editorial
    The hard road to success
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    International Opera Awards announce 2015 finalists | Major new commission by Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company | Letter from Cambodia | and more…

IN THE WINGS

  • Artist of the month
    British tenor Thomas Walker limbers up for The Indian Queen at ENO

MAIN STAGE

  • Cover feature
    South African soprano Pumeza Matshikiza talks about the challenges that shaped her childhood in Cape Town and fuelled her determination to become a star
  • A weekend in...
    Madrid – Spain’s patrician capital offers a compelling mix of tradition, formality and all-night revelry
  • Opera landmarks
    From the chic urban buzz of Barcelona to the rugged, sun-baked landscapes of Andalusia, we visit some of Spain’s most characterful operatic hotspots
  • Career moves
    Robert Thicknesse confronts some of the obstacles that greet young singers as they take their first steps in the profession
  • A leap to the top
    Cardiff Singer of the World is back again this summer. How does the competition continue to evolve and innovate?
  • Competitive edge
    Opera Now introduces some of the key international singing competitions in 2015
  • Life with my voice
    Working with great conductors is the best training a singer can get, says the Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    Professor Anthony Ogus sets off in search of the unfamiliar and the unexpected in small-town Germany
  • Critical thinking
    A new series by Professor Michael Tanner, examining the philosophical and moral questions posed by some of opera’s greatest works, beginning with Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
  • Squillo
    Michael White wonders why there aren’t more operas written by women…

THE CRITICAL VIEW

  • Live reviews
    Peer Gynt world premiere scores a hit for Norwegian National Opera | Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet stages superb new Gershwin show | Teatro Real excels in Britten | Best of the London colleges | More new productions in London, Munich, Essen, Basel and Bern

MULTIMEDIA

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

 SPOTLIGHT

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

BACK STAGE

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

Opera Now is available as an interactive digital magazine from pocketmags.com, iTunes and GooglePlay – read on your iPad, iPhone, Android device, Kindle Fire or computer. App FREE, single issues £3.99


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