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November 2019 issue

Lise Davidsen is a phenomenon in today’s opera world, with all the makings of a Wagnerian superstar. She talks to Opera Now about her stage debut in the role of Sieglinde and her meteoric rise to international success in our November edition.

Plus, remembering the iconic soprano Jessye Norman; Riccardo Muti puts young conductors through their paces at his Italian Opera Academy; soprano Layla Claire juggles motherhood with a high-flying career; Philipp Kochheim’s fresh vision for Danish National Opera; visiting the archives of Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini; how Greek National Opera’s new artistic director is propelling the company to international success; the story behind Nevill Holt’s award-winning new opera house; opera singers and body shaming; and are intervals really necessary?

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