Opera

Archived since February 1950 Complete Archive

943 issues

Described as "the bible of the industry” (The Daily Telegraph), OPERA has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1950 by the late Lord Harewood, we continue to provide unrivalled coverage of events through a mixture of reviews (live performances, recordings, books, CDs and DVDs), features and analysis, plus listings of all major opera houses and events worldwide. 

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Great singers in great roles: Willard White on Porgy.

Profile of the soprano Federica Lombardi.

Queer opera — a history of opera’s role in communicating gay identities and circumventing censorship.

Tchaikovsky’s Oprichnik and Putin’s apparatchik: gender politics in operatic Russia.

The soprano Judith Howarth on her favourite recording.

CD, DVD and book review catch up issue

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Described as "the bible of the industry” (The Daily Telegraph), OPERA has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1950 by the late Lord Harewood, we continue to provide unrivalled coverage of events through a mixture of reviews (live performances, recordings, books, CDs and DVDs), features and analysis, plus listings of all major opera houses and events worldwide. 

Access to this digital version and the opera archive is FREE with your print subscription! Please visit www.opera.co.uk to subscribe to Opera magazine. To access your free digital subscription with your print account/subscription code -  Click here.

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  • First Issue: February 1950
  • Latest Issue: June 2022
  • Issue Count: 943
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6707
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That looks great! Thank you so much for putting this online for us. I have always been amazed that Opera had such a good (paper) index every year (and I used it often). - M.G