Opera Now - August 2023
August’s issue of Opera Now looks at the authenticity and vulnerability cover star mezzo Jamie Barton has cultivated in her life and career since winning the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. She speaks about processing trauma through characters on stage, her experience with ADHD and Jake Heggie’s new opera Intelligence – her next big project in the Autumn.
Elsewhere, Andrew Mellor discusses the crossroads facing British opera, whilst we turn our focus to America. We look back to the beginnings of US opera and how it continues to inspire today through new commissions and forward-thinking projects. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny speaks about his upcoming appearance at the Met, we review recent productions in San Francisco, the Met and Carnegie Hall whilst the history of women’s mental health is explored through Dani Howard’s new opera, The Yellow Wallpaper for the Copenhagen Opera Festival.