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why Opera magazine?


"No other magazine offers what OPERA delivers each month: world-wide coverage with informed reviews, in¬depth feature articles, news of the latest recordings and books, and lists of upcoming performances and casts. There is no monthly magazine to equal it, and it has been my guide for almost forty years" 

IAN CAMPBELL General Director, San Diego Opera

"OPERA - a unique monthly review of the world of opera, plus so many interesting articles, all of which I greatly enjoyed reading, whether in London, San Francisco or Sydney. OPERA is read by the whole operatic world on both sides of the footlights. OPERA really counts in the world of opera!" 

SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS International Conductor

"Opinionated, perspicacious even-handed reviews and much, much more"

DAVID POUNTNEY International Director

"Having looked forward to my copy of OPERA each month since it was first published, I can\'t imagine being without it!" 



"OPERA is indispensable for those of us who seek a thought-provoking and balanced coverage of the music theatre\'s world"

SEMYON BYCHKOV Music Director, WDR Orchestra, Cologne

"OPERA magazine is essential reading because the writers are uncommonly readable and the editorials argue eloquently on behalf of one of the greatest art forms ever created. We need a magazine like OPERA that offers unpompous and wide-ranging coverage" 

FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO International Director

"Good things come in small packets ... .it may be "pocket" OPERA, but it fills a large mine of information"

PETER ALWARD former President, EMI Classics


"OPERA magazine is, on the one hand, a professional almanac of information, hot tips, research and news, as well as an entertaining and provocative read for all who love the art form. Always up to date, always fascinating. I have read every issue for thirty years and will continue to do so for another.. .. "

PETER JONAS former Staatsintendant, Bavarian State Opera, Munich


"OPERA gives the best overview of the opera scene, with good production pictures as well, AND I can keep track of my British friends and what they\'re up to!" 

SUSAN GRAHAM International Mezzo-Soprano

"From the provocative, witty and incisive editorials, through well-written features and profiles-and lots of juicy information-OPERA invariably challenges our prejudices and reminds us why we do what we do and how things should be done" 

The late RICHARD BRADSHAW General Director, Canadian Opera Company


"Obviously, I am going to be a very big fan of any magazine so in love with opera, and I am proud to say that I have read OPERA magazine for many years. This small and beautiful magazine is one of the true authorities of the opera world."