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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.
Danielle de Niese is one of opera′s most popular and dynamic artists, excelling in a wide range of genres from Baroque and Mozart to 20th-century masterpieces, contemporary work and musical theatre. In the December issue of Opera Now, she discusses her starring role in Jake Heggie′s It′s a Wonderful Life at English National Opera. Plus, Kasper Holten introduces his new production of Boris Godunov which opens the new season of La Scala; a candid new film by Jan Schmidt-Garre explores the inner motivations of three sopranos at the top of their profession, as they reveal what compels them to perform and share their intimate experiences of a life devoted to their artistry as singers; an operatic odyssey through France takes in three of the country’s leading opera houses in Marseille, Lyon and Lille; a new study throws the spotlight on legendary soprano Luisa Tetrazzini’s beautiful, passionate singing, as preserved on record; composer Noah Max on bringing his new operatic adaptation of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas to the stage; live reviews from London, New York, Seattle, Parma, Venice and Athens; new horizons for Opera in Zagreb; director Richard Jones; reviews of the latest CD, DVD and book releases; and our Worldwide Opera Guide to the best upcoming performances.