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.
Opera Now meets one of today’s most celebrated opera singers, Plácido Domingo, to uncover the phenomenal qualities that have made him opera’s ‘Voice of the Century’; how Wagner scaled Olympus to find Valhalla; Kangmin Justin Kim's gender-bending Cherubino; and Baritone Dimitri Platanias on the roles that are making him famous.
Plus, Longborough Festival Opera brings Bayreuth to a quiet corner of England with the launch of a new Ring cycle; young entrepreneurs prepare for a Renaissance-style festival in Florence; costume designs inspired by Erté’s gorgeous Rosenkavalier; championing new opera at the Santa Fe Fest; Fulham Opera’s mini Meistersinger; Turandot’s journey to Tokyo; and why are we so snobbish about musicals?