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Described as "the bible of the industry” (The Daily Telegraph), OPERA has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage for nearly 75 years. Founded in 1950 by the late Lord Harewood, we continue to provide unrivalled coverage of events through a mixture of reviews (live performances, recordings, books, CDs and DVDs), features and analysis, plus listings of all major opera houses and events worldwide. 

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June 2023 - A profile of the tenor Brenden Gunnell, as he sings Peter Grimes in Leipzig; Adventures in Baroque opera — Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg talk to Brian Robins; To cancel or be cancelled? As the Royal Opera’s Il trovatore goes ahead without Anna Netrebko, Warwick Thompson looks at issues surrounding artists connected with Russia; John-Pierre Joyce traces the history of British operatic censorship; Josephine Barstow chooses a favourite recording, La Bohème with Victoria de los Ángeles and Jussi Björling, conducted by Thomas Beecham; and Obituary of the ground-breaking countertenor James Bowman.

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  • First Issue: February 1950
  • Latest Issue: June 2023
  • Issue Count: 957
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6707
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