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JULY/AUGUST ISSUE

Guest Editor – Plácido Domingo

FRONT OF HOUSE

  • Editorial
    The Plácido effect
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    Wagner’s great-granddaughter banned from Bayreuth | Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 winners announced | Civic values under the spotlight at this year’s Opera America conference | Letter from Korea | and more…

PLÁCIDO DOMINGO

  • 'If I rest, I rust'
    Our guest editor Plácido Domingo is a colossus on the world stage whose illustrious operatic career has spanned five decades, drawing millions of fans to opera from all corners of the globe
  • Domingo's divas
    Some of the leading ladies who’ve taken the crown at Domingo’s Operalia competition recount their experiences of performing with the maestro
  • West Coast wonder
    We visit Los Angeles Opera, which Domingo has run since 2003, building it up into the fourth largest opera company in the US
  • The art of zarzuela
    Spanish operetta was where it all began for Domingo – his parents were famous zarzuela singers, and he still speaks with passion about the art

MAIN STAGE

  • Life with my voice
    The Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri looks forward to a summer singing Mozart and Verdi in Verona
  • Betrothal in an opera
    Getting married on stage – for real! 
  • Critical thinking
    Our age of moral complacency needs Beethoven’s Fidelio more than ever, says Michael Tanner
  • Squillo
    Michael White on coping with performance anxiety

THE CRITICAL VIEW

  • Live reviews
    Chailly takes the helm at La Scala | Two Women premieres in San Francisco | Cuba’s first new opera since the Revolution | Rare stagings of Nielsen in Copenhagen | Busoni and Gounod at Budapest’s Faust Festival | More new productions in London, Berlin, Copenhagen and Cardiff

MULTIMEDIA

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

 SPOTLIGHT

  • Opera Now's international guide to the best summer opera festivals
  • PLUS Opera on TV, online and in cinemas

BACK STAGE

  • Great arias
    Learn to sing 'Che gelida manina, Rodolfo's gently flirtatious aria from La bohème
  • Epilogue
    Opera Now’s cryptic crossword and monthly prize draw for opera lovers

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