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.
October’s Opera Now looks at the remarkable life of the operatic icon Maria Callas as we approach her centenary. Looking across decades of conversations with singers who both knew her and have taken inspiration from her work, we explore what it is that makes the soprano’s sound and impact so indistinguishable.
Elsewhere, we report on the reality of eating disorders and body image for performer’s today, speak with conductor Yshani Perinpanayagam as she embarks on a tour of L'incoronazione di Poppea with the English Touring Opera and preview Jake Heggie’s new opera Intelligence as it premiers at Houston Grand Opera.
We also go behind the scenes with principal clarinettist of the Royal Opera House Matt Glendening who takes us through the realities to life in the pit, the process of auditioning and his favourite operas.