Opera Now’s August DVD choice – Cav and Pag from Dutch National Opera
English Song Collection
Naxos has re-released 25 albums of English Song in a single collection. Francis Muzzu is our guide through this often stirring and inspiring plethora...
Opera Now CD Choice: Mascagni’s Iris
Pietro Mascagni’s Iris,...
Opera Now online choice: Prokofiev’s The Gambler from St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre
This, the first operatic adaptation of Dostoyevsky, is not the most brilliant of Prokofiev’s compositions and is not often performed but it contains some...
Royal Opera stages first live performance in 14 months
The Royal Opera House has performed its first opera production on Covent Garden’s main stage since lockdown began in March 2020.Read More
Tenor Freddie de Tommaso’s debut album tops classical charts
Lise Davidsen – second solo album now out
Decca 485 1507
Opera Now’s April DVD choice: Fidelio from the Teatre an der Wien
From the hideous cultural decimation...
Longborough’s Pagliacci: emotionally charged – at a safe distance
Review By Adrian Mourby
Towards the end of last year, Longborough Festival Opera presented a socially distanced production of Pagliacci.Read More
Opera Now’s pick of operas online
In Travels From My Armchair (see page 43 of Opera Now’s March/April issue), Professor Anthony Ogus has given his recommendations of operas to watch...