The opera lover's essential guide
Opera Now captures the drama, colour and vitality of one of the most powerful of all the performing arts. In our print and digital issues, we showcase the creative spirit of opera, both on stage and behind the scenes, with profiles of opera companies, singers, directors and designers. Our in-depth features reflect how diverse cultural elements have influenced opera, including travel, history, literature, art, architecture, politics and philosophy.
Our lively reviews and opinion pages are a platform for writers and critics drawn from all over the world. Our aim is to inspire our opera-loving readers to broaden their knowledge and deepen their passion for this fascinating and stimulating artform.
Nina Stemme talks to Opera Now about transporting audiences into superhuman realms with her thrilling portrayals of opera’s most highly charged heroines; how Malmö Opera is taking its work to the heart of its community; and as live performances begin to return, we review Verdi’s Rigoletto in Rome and Ottone in Villa at La Fenice in Venice.
Plus, the astounding art of Nikos Floros, inspired by Maria Callas; a tribute to Covent Garden visionary Sir John Tooley; Nicolai Gedda and the art of operatic longevity; Wexford’s new artistic director introduces this year’s virtual festival; Guildhall’s innovative double bill of digital operas; remembering the elegant artistry of French soprano Mady Mesplé; Gilbert & Sullivan on TV; Sir Simon Rattle’s Cunning Little Vixen; and your chance to win Salzburg Festival's 100th Anniversary Box Set on DVD.