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.
In the November issue of Opera Now we meet the Albanian soprano Ermonela Jaho whose soulful, deeply affecting, emotionally charged portrayals of some of opera’s most fragile heroines have touched audiences around the world.
Plus, highlights of the new opera season in the USA; exploring the legacy of composer Carlisle Floyd, whose tuneful operas are among the most performed contemporary works in the US; we drop in on masterclasses at the Georg Solti Accademia in Tuscany where a new generation of young artists are being coached in the fundamentals of bel canto; conductor Stephen Higgins explores memory and dementia through an original approach to Bluebeard’s Castle; legendary soprano Júlia Várady at 80; and mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey’s Favourite Things.