Few productions sum up isolation quite like that featured on this month’s cover, Christoph Waltz’s staging of Fidelio at the Theater an der Wien. Though it fell victim to Covid-19 closures, it was broadcast on Austrian television, from where our Viennese correspondent Gerhard Persché reviewed it.
Our coverage of the devastating impact of the coronavirus on the operatic world continues in an interview with Michael Chance of the Grange Festival and with Opera Europa’s Nicholas Payne writing about his organization’s response.
Also included in this month’s features:
- A profile of Welsh National Opera’s music director, Tomáš Hanus
- Marking the 50th anniversary of E.M. Forster’s death, we look at his operatic connections
- Inspired by what should have been his month’s new production at La Scala of Giordano’s Fedora, we examine the fashion for Russian subjects in Italian opera in the early 20th century
- Plans for a musical celebrating Pavarotti
Our ‘For the record’ guest this month is Jamie Barton, and our ‘Disc of the month’ is the recording of Detlev Glanert’s new opera Oceane on Oehms Classics.Subscribe