The Teatro dell’Opera in Rome features on our front cover, lit up in the colours of Ukraine. We report on the opera world’s response to the war. We have our annual Festivals Spotlight and Festivals Directory, and reviews of operas including a radical new production of Tosca in Vienna, Giulio Cesare in Apeldoorn, Don Carlos in New York, Elektra in Geneva, Don Quichotte in Belgrade, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Glasgow and Peter Grimes at Covent Garden.
May features include:
A profile of Wagner conductor extraordinaire Anthony Negus by Martin Kettle
Female opera composers before Ethel Smyth tracked down by David Chandler
Opera Holland Park’s James Clutton talks to Rupert Christiansen
Santa Fe Opera’s landmark season: an overview by Michael Clive
Elisabeth Schumann’s grand-daughter Joy Puritz looks back at her connection with the composer Richard Strauss
Richard Wagner: 150 years in Bayreuth, by Chris Walton
John Savournin talks to Hugh Canning about a summer of G&S
The great mezzo-soprano Josephine Veasey remembered and celebrated by Max Loppert
Edward Gardner’s choice of a favourite recording is La Bohème, conducted by Thomas Beecham, with Victoria de los Angeles and Jussi Björling.
Disc of the month is arias sung by the Samoan tenor Pene Pate, with the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine conducted by Emmanuel Villaume (Warner Classics).Order This Issue Subscribe