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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.
Lise Davidsen is a phenomenon in today’s opera world, with all the makings of a Wagnerian superstar. She talks to Opera Now about her stage debut in the role of Sieglinde and her meteoric rise to international success in our November edition.
Plus, remembering the iconic soprano Jessye Norman; Riccardo Muti puts young conductors through their paces at his Italian Opera Academy; soprano Layla Claire juggles motherhood with a high-flying career; Philipp Kochheim’s fresh vision for Danish National Opera; visiting the archives of Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini; how Greek National Opera’s new artistic director is propelling the company to international success; the story behind Nevill Holt’s award-winning new opera house; opera singers and body shaming; and are intervals really necessary?