martin randall 2015

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.

Give the gift of a magazine this Christmas!

ISM performers and composers 2015

Music Pages

BBC Radio 3 presents five essays about opera

31 May 2010, London, UK

Michael Chance
Michael Chance(Photo: Gerald Place)

The BBC’s major new series, A Passion For Opera, continues on BBC Radio 3 this week with five 15-minute essays written and narrated by eminent figures from the world of opera, broadcast daily at 23:00 BST.

Opera Now readers should already be very familiar with three names on the roster: Opera Now Editor-in-Chief, Ashutosh Khandekar, and Contributing Editors, Tom Sutcliffe and Robert Thicknesse.

The series also features English countertenor, Michael Chance, and Matt Peacock, Chief Executive of the London-based community arts initiative, Streetwise Opera.

Each speaker will explore a different aspect of their experience of opera, beginning tonight with Tom Sutcliffe speaking about the paradoxically intimate quality of this spectacular multimedia art form.

Tomorrow’s broadcast by Matt Peacock’s looks at the potentially life-changing social impact of opera, while on Wednesday Robert Thicknesse will reveal why he has become disillusioned with some aspects of the opera world.

Ashutosh Khandekar’s personal account of his early experiences of opera on Thursday and Michael Chance’s ‘confessions of a long distance opera singer’ on Friday bring the week to a close.

Each of the essays will be available via the BBC’s ‘Listen Again’ facility for 7 days after broadcast.


See all latest news

Sign up to enews

Click here to sign up for free e-newsletters from Rhinegold magazines.

Opera Brochures

Customer Service

Our dedicated customer service team is here to help.

Please click for full details of how to contact us.

©2016 Rhinegold Publishing | Website by Semantic