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October 2020

Live staged opera returns to our cover this month, which shows the soprano Aušrinė Stundytė as Elektra at the centennial Salzburg Festival, one of several events we review inside the magazine as we chart opera’s steps back into performance.

  • In the director’s chair: Gary Halvorson on the Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Live in HD’
  • We profile the star soprano Lisette Oropesa, featured in this month’s online Wexford Festival
  • Christopher Webber explores the many appearances of masks in opera
  • The economist Antony Feeny adds up the cost of a successful singing career
  • Anselm Gerhard delves into the newly released Verdi archives
  • The historian Paul Lay on opera’s obsession with love and death
  • We celebrate Josephine Barstow on her 80th birthday
  • Susan Rutherford looks back at the career of Jenny Lind, born 200 years ago
  • The soprano Ermonela Jaho chooses her favourite recording
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Opera October 2020 cover

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