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.
Anita Rachvelishvili, one of the world’s greatest mezzos, shares her journey from war-torn Georgia to the brilliant footlights of La Scala; the best of country house opera this summer; Sir John Tomlinson revisits his intense portrayal of Thomas Becket in T S Elliot’s Murder in the Cathedral; and how the mysterious legend of Pope Joan inspired a new opera.
Plus, our pick of Beethoven’s Fidelio on CD and film; Sir Richard Eyre’s magnificent production of La Traviata returns to the Royal Opera House; pioneering opera company Tête à Tête; historic castles and panoramic sea views provide a stunning backdrop for Operosa Festival; Sir Michael Llewellyn-Smith; and should we love tenors and their top Cs?