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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.
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American tenor Leonardo Capalbo prepares for his debut as Verdi’s proud and wilful Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera; a new documentary aims to reveal the real Luciano Pavarotti; Garsington Opera celebrates its 30th anniversary; and four illustrious interpreters of Mephistopheles – Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Christopher Purves and Erwin Schrott – discuss the devilish challenges of the role.
Plus, Opera de Baugé Festival champions a much-neglected Schubert opera; 20 young world-class professional singers from around the globe gather to compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World; how the Metropolitan Opera’s Peter Gelb has cultivated audiences of millions through live cinema relays; and what happens when you put a famous singer in charge of an well-loved opera festival?