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.
Unravelling the extraordinary genius of Maria Callas, whose spellbinding influence in the opera world continues to shine brightly long after her death; our new series on how opera is adapting and changing as a result of the pandemic begins with an exploration of opera made for film; and is it safe to sing again?
Plus, remembering the integrity and good taste of Spanish lyric tenor Alfredo Kraus; Parma’s Verdi Festival sets sparks flying with a redesigned format for local communities; how composer Pietro Mascagni, celebrated in his lifetime for his style as well as his music, inspired a signature fashion collection for today; soprano Vuvu Mpofu tries to find space to sing in a South African township; celebrated performance artist Marina Abramović’s creative tribute to her idol Maria Callas receives its world premiere; and internationally renowned opera and theatre designer, takis.