Opera Now - July 2023
The July issue of Opera Now is published today! This month’s cover feature focuses on the work of the Greek National Opera under the visionary director Giorgos Koumendakis, bringing the GNO to continued international acclaim, as well as taking risks through its Alternative Stage.
Other in-depth features include talking to tenor Brian Jagde ahead of appearing in the Royal Opera House’s Don Carlo this summer, as well as speaking with Davóne Tines about London’s Classical Pride and Elgan Llŷr Thomas about his new recording Unveiled on Delphian, celebrating queer art song.
Elsewhere, Andrew Mellor’s column asks for an end to intellectual superiority when discussing opera, we present the 10 best opera podcasts, discussing the psychology of Werther with the leads at Grange Park Opera and soprano Alys Roberts is our Young Artist of the Month.
Reviews include a focus on the Greek National Opera, Malmö Opera’s production of The Makropoulos Case and Tom W Green’s opera The World’s Wife from the Barbican. James Newby’s new album Fallen to Dust is Album of the Month.