Dallas Opera music director Graeme Jenkins to step down in 2013
The music director of the Dallas Opera, Graeme Jenkins, is to step down at the end of the 2012-13 season.Read More
San Francisco Opera presents three complete Ring cycles
Review by Karyl Charna Lynn
When the lead (premiering) producing company for Götterdämmerung changed from Washington National Opera to San Francisco Opera due to financial...
Renée Fleming leads San Francisco Opera’s Lucrezia Borgia
Review by Jason Victor Serinus
On September 23, soprano Renée Fleming returned to San Francisco Opera,Read More
Opening night at La Scala: Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Review by Courtney Smith
Photos by Brescia e Amisano/Teatro alla Scala
Robert Carsen’s new production of Mozart’s cautionary tale Don Giovanni,Read More
Opera Australia to begin UK cinema screenings on 24 April
Report by Richard Fawkes
On 24 April, Opera Australia breaks new ground by beaming its production of La bohème to cinemas in the UK,
Join English National Opera this autumn…
English National Opera has just opened their 2012/13 Season with Nicholas Hytner’s ever popular imagining of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.Read More
WNO announces ‘British Firsts’ series
Welsh National Opera has announced a new series of contemporary operas over the next five years, all of which will be performed in the...
New York City Opera welcomes new music director Jayce Ogren
Signalling the company’s return to financial health after several difficult seasons, the New York City Opera has appointed Jayce Ogren as its new music...
London Opera Festival in jeopardy
The London Opera Festival looks set for cancellation, with organiser International Opera Productions (IOP) now in liquidation proceedings.
The Festival,Read More
Budapest’s Erkel Theatre to reopen after refurbishment
The Erkel Theatre, Budapest’s second opera house, is reopening this month following a refurbishment project funded by the Hungarian government.Read More
Scottish Opera scores a hit with their new Don Pasquale
Review by Neil Jones
If Scottish Opera’s new production of Donizetti’s opera buffa was a cup of Italian coffee it would be a very frothy...
19th-century Polish opera in rare London staging
Stanislaw Moniuzko’s opera Halka gets a rare London performance on 4 and 5 October at POSK, the Polish Social and...
Canadian Opera Company announces major new commission
Canadian Opera Company has announced the commission of a major new opera by one of Canada’s most important composers,Read More
Plácido Domingo to be guest editor of Opera Now July/August
We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Plácido Domingo will be guest editor of the July/August issue of Opera Now.
Luciano Pavarotti: An 80th anniversary celebrationTo mark the 80th anniversary of the birth of operatic legend Luciano Pavarotti, we’ve published a special 24-page commemorative issue.Read More
Kasper Holten to leave ROH in March 2017Kasper Holten is to step down as the Royal Opera House’s director of opera at the end of March 2017.Read More
Opera in Nice faces an uncertain future
Amanda Holloway reports from the Cote d’Azur
A spectacular production of Aida, complete with galloping horses full-size palm trees and tonnes of sand,
Les Pêcheurs de Perles at London’s Royal Opera House
Opera Now correspondent, Francis Muzzu, reports on a concert performance of Bizet’s Les Pêcheurs de Perles at Covent Garden:
As with buses,Read More
ROH appoints John Fulljames as associate director of opera
The Royal Opera House has appointed John Fulljames as the company’s new associate director of opera.
Fulljames is the co-founder and Artistic Director of...
Kaufmann triumphs as Don Carlo at Covent Garden
Review by Francis Muzzu
Lucky the audience that attended the opening night of this revival. Let’s gloss over Nicholas Hytner’s patchy and unattractive production,