Opera Now - October 2023
October’s Opera Now looks at the remarkable life of the operatic icon Maria Callas as we approach her centenary. Looking across decades of conversations with singers who both knew her and have taken inspiration from her work, we explore what it is that makes the soprano’s sound and impact so indistinguishable.
Elsewhere, we report on the reality of eating disorders and body image for performer’s today, speak with conductor Yshani Perinpanayagam as she embarks on a tour of L'incoronazione di Poppea with the English Touring Opera and preview Jake Heggie’s new opera Intelligence as it premiers at Houston Grand Opera.
We also go behind the scenes with principal clarinettist of the Royal Opera House Matt Glendening who takes us through the realities to life in the pit, the process of auditioning and his favourite operas.