Our cover this month features the soprano Lise Davidsen, winner of the Female Singer category in the International Opera Awards. You’ll find a full listing of all the other winners inside the magazine.
In our regular series of ‘Great singers in great roles’, the bass Robert Lloyd talks about Boris Godunov. And we pay tribute to another very great artist, the mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, who died recently at the age of 93.
Other features include:
—The Taiwanese conductor Wen-pin Chien and the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts
—Kate Kennedy on the composer Rudi Stephan and his only opera, Die ersten Menschen
—Zarzuela: the mysteries around a great Spanish art form explained
—Opera North’s boss Richard Mantle in conversation with Rupert Christiansen
—Revisiting the canon: Alexandra Wilson argues for old favourites
—Benjamin Britten and Sidney Nolan: a creative and personal meeting of minds
—‘For the record’ with the conductor David Parry
We review live performances wherever they have been happening and cover new recordings and books. Our Disc of the Month is Chaya Czernowin’s recent opera Heart Chamber, now on DVD (Naxos).Order This Issue Subscribe