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.
Award-winning mezzo Wallis Giunta brings a fresh approach to the operatic tradition with her luminous, versatile voice; Opera North's new production explores the plight of refugees; discussing the complex and unknowable character of Don Giovanni with some of his greatest interpreters, past and present; and is rivalry between singers good for opera?
Plus, Elizabeth Llewellyn on her unconventional journey towards a major career as a soprano and her forthcoming Met debut; how the traditional Spanish art form zarzuela juxtaposes lyrical arias with spoken dialogue, dance and humour; English Touring Opera's season of Singspiel; Sicily's capital city enjoys a long-awaited operatic renaissance; summer festival reviews; the enterprising and inclusive Arcadian Opera; and celebrated fashion designer Bruce Oldfield on his passion for opera.