Our front cover shows Wotan (Christopher Maltman) leading the gods into Valhalla in a storm of rainbow confetti at the conclusion of the new production of Das Rheingold at Covent Garden.
The director Chen Shi-Zheng profiled by John Rockwell before his new, digitally designed Ring cycle for Opera Australia opens in Brisbane.
Deborah Jones on the pioneering work of the design group behind the Australian Ring—flora&faunavisions.
The tenor Mark Milhofer on the legacy in song of the great Enrico Caruso, not only as a performer but as a writer and composer.
An investigation by Benjamin Poore on the connection between opera and the visual arts, as English National Opera prepares to stage Marina Abramović’s 7 Deaths of Maria Callas.
Harry Hyman, founder of the International Opera Awards, on a favourite opera recording—Turandot, conducted by Zubin Mehta with Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé and Luciano Pavarotti.
Reviews include Les Troyens at the BBC Proms, Das Rheingold at Covent Garden and in Seattle, the new Diva exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Mascagni’s Silvano in Livorno and his Cavalleria rusticana at La Fenice, Anna Bolena in Manaus, Die Meistersinger in St Petersburg, From the House of the Dead in Bochum, Rinaldo and La Bohème at Glimmerglass, Doctor Atomic in Utrecht, Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Cape Town, Elektra in Innsbruck.
Our Disc of the Month is Legros: haute-contre de Gluck with Reinoud Van Mechelen and A Nocte Temporis.Order This Issue Subscribe