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May 2019

  • The May 2019 issue of Opera is our Festivals Preview issue, with all you need to know to plan your year of holiday opera-going.
  • The Editor is in conversation with star soprano Sonya Yoncheva ahead of her performances as Médée in this summer’s Salzburg Festival
  • George Loomis on Boston – the world’s greatest un-operatic city?
  • The Buxton Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, with a new team in place – George Hall talks to them. 
  • The rebirth and rise of Parma’s Verdi Festival: Stephen Hastings talks to its director, Anna Maria Meo.
  • Martin Duncan – who stages Fantasio this summer in Garsington Opera’s 30th-anniversary season - talks to Henrietta Bredin about directing and designing opera for a daylit stage. 
  • Michael Chance, artistic director of The Grange Festival, on his personal favourite opera recording. 
  • PLUS our pick of all this year’s festival events, and our comprehensive festivals directory.

In store April 9

2019 Feb Folkoperan  to March 26th
2019 Dec18 IOA Nominations