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June 2023


  • Singing to Win
    Nelson after his victory in the Glyndebourne Cup competition, 2020
    Spotlight June 2023

    Singing to Win

    An insider offers his perspective on what it is like to sing in a vocal competition.

  • 96 Hours for Change
    Tyrone Webb and Maria Clark in Go On with That Wind
    Spotlight June 2023

    96 Hours for Change

    Atlanta Opera’s unique competition showcase for new operas supports underrepresented voices.

  • Sight Lines | Lise Davidsen
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    Sight Lines | Lise Davidsen

    Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen, who is currently singing the Marschallin in the Met's Rosenkavalier revival, shares how she's prepared herself psychologically for the repertory's biggest roles.

May 2023


  • Citizen Director
    Spotlight May 2023

    Citizen Director

    Stage director Shawna Lucey is the new general director at Opera San José.

  • Rarely Trusted
    Spotlight May 2023

    Rarely Trusted

    The women in Don Giovanni inspire complex moral questioning. Is Donna Elvira the most complicated?

  • Lift Every Voice
    Spotlight May 2023

    Lift Every Voice

    The Denyce Graves Foundation seeks to create new opportunities for artists of color.

April 2023


  • Intimate Expression
    Spotlight April 2023

    Intimate Expression

    A double bill of operas by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran reaches LA Opera this month.

  • Sight Lines | Missy Mazzoli
    Sight Lines Poster Frame Missy Mazzoli
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    Sight Lines | Missy Mazzoli

    The composer speaks about how she learned to write for the voice, her efforts to foster greater inclusion among future composers and her chamber opera, Proving Up, which receives performances at Juilliard in February.

  • Best of the Best: Eugene Onegin
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    Best of the Best: Eugene Onegin

    Our favorite selections from Tchaikovsky's great romance, sung by an all-star cast, from Ivan Kozlovsky, Leonid Sobinov, Jussi Björling and Galina Vishnevskaya to Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Peter Mattei and Renée Fleming.

March 2023


  • Interrupted Melody
    Luciano Pavarotti as the Italian Singer in Der Rosenkavalier
    Spotlight March 2023

    Interrupted Melody

    Star tenors have shone in the Italian Singer's Aria in Der Rosenkavalier.

  • Words of the Earth
    Composer John Luther Adams at his studio in Hillsboro, N.M.
    Spotlight March 2023

    Words of the Earth

    John Luther Adams’s Night opens this month at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

  • Best of the Best: Il Trovatore
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    Best of the Best: Il Trovatore

    Twenty-five of our favorite cuts from Il Trovatore, with performances by Leontyne Price, Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Sherrill Milnes, Jussi Björling—and Glenn Miller!

February 2023