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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.



Contents List



  • Editorial
    A capital in crisis?
  • Feedback
    Readers’ letters, emails and online posts
  • News & Notes
    English National Opera placed under 'special funding arrangements' for two years | Top management arrested at Valencia’s Palau de les Arts | Dallas Opera announces new institute for women conductors | and more…


  • Artist of the month
    Russian-born soprano Ilona Domnich


  • New horizons at 50
    Welsh operatic superstar Bryn Terfel turns 50 later this year. We take stock of a living legend as he prepares to sing Tevye in Grange Park Opera’s Fiddler on the Roof
  • A weekend in...
    London – the UK’s sweepingly cosmopolitan and ultra-cultured capital
  • Opera landmarks
    A guide to the UK’s national opera companies in regional centres across the country
  • Hit and miss
    Warwick Thompson assesses the recent track record of London’s Royal Opera House
  • Keep up the good work
    ENO may be going through a turbulent time but the company’s success speaks for itself, says Robert Thicknesse
  • Making the A-list
    Opera Now introduces the Finalists of this year’s International Opera Awards
  • In the moment
    Conductor Nicola Luisotti explains how understanding the past helps him connect with today’s audiences
  • Travels with my opera glasses
    Anthony Ogus reports on a fruitful visit to Switzerland
  • Critical thinking
    Changing attitudes to promiscuity have altered our experience of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, argues Michael Tanner
  • Squillo
    Michael White explores the complex love-hate relationship between opera houses and their critics…
  • Taking part
    Producer Abigail Toland makes the case for involving audiences in the creation of new opera


  • Live reviews
    ENO scores a triumph with Wagner’s Mastersingers | Giselle Allen’s Salome wows audiences in Belfast | Near-perfect casting for Bellini’s I puritani in Florence | Tchaikovsky and Bartók make strange bedfellows at the Met | More new productions in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Berlin, Giessen and Brussels


  • New releases
    Opera on CD and DVD


  • 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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