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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.
The Spring 2024 issue of Opera Now features the renowned American tenor Russell Thomas as he takes on his first Parsifal at Houston Grand Opera. He also discusses his ongoing residency at the LA Opera and the development of an autobiographical work written for him, exploring race, sexual trauma, relationships and motherhood.
Elsewhere, we join Scottish Opera on their Highlights Tour – travelling to the Highlands with a quartet of singers from Scottish Opera, who are committed to bringing the joy of opera to rural communities. Singer Kate Valentine explores her journey from promising young artist to developing a severe voice disorder, then retraining and building up to opening her Lewes-based clinic. We preview the world premiere of Jewess of Toledo by Detlev Glanert at the Semperoper Dresden and meet Chilean soprano Yaritza Veliz as she takes on Mimì at the Royal Opera House from 29 January.
In the world of recording, composer Jacques Cohen explores the perspective of Dickens’ Miss Havisham in his opera The Lady of Satis House, soon to be released on Meridian Records and tenor Daniel Behle speaks about singing Wagner and his new recording, Richard out on Prospero Records with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Live Reviews include productions of La traviata in Vienna, Grounded from Washington National Opera and Opera Australia’s new Ring Cycle.