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May 2021

2021 International Opera Awards

Pouring the champagne on our cover this month is Juan Diego Flórez as Alfredo in the Vienna Staatsoper’s La traviata. The celebratory theme continues inside with your guide to the International Opera Awards, with the online gala coming up on May 10.

In our regular series of ‘People’ features and ‘Great singers in great roles’, you’ll find a profile of the tenor David Butt Philip and an interview with the great diva Raina Kabaivanska about singing Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur.

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Arizona Opera ⁦@azopera⁩ has announced a return to the stage with its 2021-2 (50th anniversary) season in both Phoenix and Tucson. Full details next month. (Pic: Daniel Snider)

Royal flush: L’amore dei tre re, Montemezzi’s most successful opera, was premiered in Milan ⁦@teatroallascala⁩ #OTD in 1913.

Considered by Ravel to be “more important for posterity than The Ring” (hmmm), Chabrier’s Gwendoline was premiered in Brussels ⁦@LaMonnaieDeMunt⁩ #OTD in 1886.

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