Archived since February 1950
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964 issues

JISC Collection

Opera is the world’s leading magazine devoted to the operatic artform. Founded in 1950 it provides an extensive range of feature articles, interviews, listings and reviews – of live performances, books and recordings. Now incorporating the US publication Opera News, this range extends yet further, offering unrivalled worldwide coverage of events. 

A subscription to the online edition of Opera magazine provides fully searchable access to the contents of every issue—beginning with the first, published in February 1950. The site provides IP-authenticated remote web access, with no requirement to log in with username and password, and access is seamless, crossing iOS and Android platforms.

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Reviews & Guides

Latest Issue:

  • All the winners of the 2023 International Opera Awards.
  • We profile the mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina as she prepares to sing Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Continuing our coverage of the Callas centenary, Yehuda Shapiro examines the diva phenomenon today …
  • … and two of our writers offer personal memories of encounters with the legendary soprano.
  • Pacific Opera Victoria’s Timothy Vernon talks to Sylvia L’Écuyer about his 43 years with the company he founded.
  • Mezzo-soprano Sun-Ly Pierce, who sings her first Suzuki at Houston Grand Opera in January, is our featured rising star.
  • Opera News - We provide full listings of Metropolitan Opera broadcast
  • Disc of the Month is Scylla et Glaucus and every month reviews from around the world.

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  • First Issue: February 1950
  • Latest Issue: January 2024
  • Issue Count: 964
  • Page Count: 111,653
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-6707
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