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.
Piotr Beczala, one of the finest lyric tenors of our day, prepares for a new chapter in his singing career exploring all the passion and drama of verismo; remembering the enchanting soprano Mirella Freni who brought immense natural charm and lyrical beauty to every role she sang; Mascarade Opera Studio offer a new approach to training young singers; and how opera is coping with the chaos of lockdown.
Plus, how German director Claus Guth brings humanity and insight to the operas he stages; Grange Park Opera's world premiere of an opera about the infamous murder of Alexander Litvinenko; our guide to the best recordings of Lehár’s The Merry Widow; the surprising winner of this year's Glyndebourne Cup; world renowned perfumer Roja Dove on his passion for opera; and how useful are opera competitions?