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.
Renée Fleming, one of the greatest sopranos of our time, speaks to Opera Now about her retirement from the operatic stage; how Christian Lacroix, the toast of Parisian haute couture, became a sought-after opera designer; and we go talent spotting to bring you the hotly tipped opera stars of 2020.
Plus, Christmas in Vienna, Europe’s operatic hub; Russell Thomas reveals the pressures of being America’s first black Otello; exploring the dark side of Operetta; bringing the story of the Nativity into the unlikely realm of comic opera; your chance to win the DVD and CD soundtrack of the new film Pavarotti; and have directors gone too far in rewriting librettos to suits their own agendas?