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 ON-Sept-2018September 2018 issue

Scottish mezzo Allison Cook discusses her upcoming role debut as Strauss’ Salome at English National Opera; our pick of operatic highlights this autumn; and do musicals have a place in the opera house, or do they dilute the core operatic repertoire?

Plus, award-winning American soprano Kelli O’Hara bridges the gap between opera and music theatre; versatile 20th-century Czech diva Jarmila Novotná; Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason makes his mark on the world stage with a new opera; a weekend in Nuremberg; and the dangers of engulfing opera in contemporary issues.


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