Opera

Archived since February 1950 Complete Archive

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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. 

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As his new one-act opera The Master is premiered at Wexford, the novelist Colm Tóibín talks to John Allison about his passion for opera. The conductor Iván Fischer discusses his plans for the Vicenza Opera Festival with Yehuda Shapiro. Birgit Nilsson is remembered by her Swedish birthplace. Vaughan Williams’s operas are investigated by Christopher Webber, looking beyond the composer’s tweedy ‘Uncle Ralph’ image. Matthew Epstein, a man of many roles, from artistic director to dramaturg, is in conversation with Roger Pines. The composer Daníel Bjanarson reveals his favourite recording: The Rape of Lucretia, conducted by Benjamin Britten in 1970. And … Never knowingly undersung: Terry Jenkins on the history of the John Lewis Opera Group.

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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: October 2022
  • Issue Count: 948
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6707
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