2022 International Opera Awards
Next month’s issue will assess the effects on British opera of Arts Council England’s ill-considered and damaging cuts—announced just after we went to press.
This month we include the short list of nominations for this year’s International Opera Awards, which will be held in Madrid on November 28.
We feature a new Ukrainian opera, Kateryna by Oleksandr Rodin, at Odesa Opera on our cover this month.
The Norwegian director Stefan Herheim talks to Jessica Duchen about his plans for the MusikTheater an der Wien and his ideas about opera as a transformative time machine.
The great soprano Ileana Cotrubas on the role of Tatyana in Tchaikovsky’s Yevgeny Onegin with Roger Pines.
Timothy Lloyd reflects on a century of performances of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria.
Manon vs. Manon Lescaut—David Chandler traces how both Massenet’s and Puccini’s operas were first received in Italy.
Our Disc of the Month is Matthew Locke’s Psyche with the Ensemble Correspondances conducted by Sébastien Daucé (Harmonia Mundi).
John Allison on a favourite recording: Zakaria Paliashvili’s Abesalom ed Eteri
Reviews this month include: Tosca at English National Opera, Orpheus at Opera North, Dido and Aeneas at the Ustinov Studio in Bath, Medea and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Met, Les Troyens in Cologne, the premiere of Chief Hijangua at the National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek, Pan y toros in Madrid, Alessandro nell’Indie in Bayreuth, Alceste in Rome, Bank Bán in Budapest and the premiere of La sed de los cometas in Mexico City.Order This Issue Subscribe