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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.
Russian soprano Irina Lungu prepares to sing the role of Marguerite in David McVicar’s spectacular staging of Faust at the Royal Opera House; screen legend Fanny Ardant directs her first opera; and Australian Heldentenor Stuart Skelton discusses his approach to his signature role of Siegmund.
Plus, Wagner’s legacy in Leipzig; Glyndebourne’s opera house rises to the environmental challenges of the 21st century; celebrating the bicentenary of Poland’s operatic hero Stanisław Moniuszko; opera houses of the Czech Republic; opera gets caught up in the right royal battle of Elizabethan Queens; Mozart, Gluck and the birth of modern opera; and what next for English National Opera?