Opera Now

Archived since April 1989 Complete Archive Monthly

296 issues

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.

Latest issue

In the March issue of Opera Now we meet Russian soprano Aigul Akhmetshina, an exciting young talent whose sensuous, captivating mezzo voice and compelling stage presence is proving a huge attraction in major opera houses around the world.
Plus, how young singers are prepared for a profession that requires resilience, innate talent and the ability to grasp a complex range of skills; soprano Anush Hovhannisyan shares some of her insights and wisdom about the long, sometimes treacherous journey that an opera singer has to make, from the first inklings of talent to triumphing on the world stage; live reviews from La Scala, The Met in New York, London’s Barbican and more; Supporting Women and Parents in Opera; Wasfi Kani’s Favourite Things; reviews of the latest recordings; our Worldwide Opera Guide to the best upcoming performances; and can British opera recover from the cuts?

Subjects: Classical, Music, Opera, Singing

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  • First Issue: April 1989
  • Latest Issue: March 2023
  • Issue Count: 296
  • Published: Monthly