Archived since February 1950 Complete Archive Monthly
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  • Renata Scotto, 1934 - 2023.
  • We profile the tenor Daniel Behle as he prepares to sing Lohengrin in Amsterdam.
  • As Opera North unveils its ‘Masque of Might’, Nicholas Payne discusses staging Purcell today.
  • Sarah Noble previews Marianna Bottini’s Elena e Gerardo, premiered after two centuries by Random Opera.
  • John Allison uncovers the operas of the Romanian composer Marcel Mihalovici in his 125th anniversary year.
  • Michael Shmith on his favourite recording: Turandot with Birgit Nilsson, Franco Corelli and Renata Scotto, conducted by Francesco Molinari-Pradelli.

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  • First Issue: February 1950
  • Latest Issue: October 2023
  • Issue Count: 961
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6707
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