This month’s cover features Peter Grimes at Madrid’s Teatro Real, a new production by Deborah Warner due to come to Covent Garden in March 2022. In our regular series of articles, there’s a ‘People’ profile of the much-admired American soprano Roberta Alexander, and in ‘Great singers in great roles’ John Tomlinson talks about Wotan.
A special feature this month is a round table discussion asking, in the light of such movements as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, whether certain operas (especially their librettos) might become unperformable, if they are not already. Artists—singers and directors—plus administrators and critics from around the world share their views.
As well as looking into the future, our features this month…