The San Francisco Public Library is currently hosting the San Francisco Opera Guild's 2008-2009 Opera Preview Lecture Series.If you wish to explore the opera world in greater detail through interviews with performers, reviews of productions and opera recordings, calendar listings of festivals, look no further. The Magazines and Newspapers Center
offers a selection of international opera magazines for the opera enthusiast. In the pages of the following magazines, you will find articles on various nuances of the opera world.
And with the recent world premiere of San Francisco Opera's production of Amy Tan's The Bonesetter's Daughter, be sure to check out the San Francisco Public Library's On the Same Page book club in November.
The National Opera Association (NOA) newsletter provides information on conventions, workshops, and various NOA opera competitions. Highlights regional news and member institutions and promotes a greater appreciation of opera and musical theatre.
Founded by the Earl of Harewood and now in its 58th year of distinguished publication, OPERA offers CD and DVD reviews, feature articles, profiles of opera people, events coverage, UK and international stage and production commentary, and current season highlights and criticism.
This Toronto publication, the only Canadian periodical devoted exclusively to opera, features Canadian opera artist interviews and articles on new productions. Profiles Canadian opera companies. Incorporates special reports from Paris and Montreal, a calendar of Canadian and international stage performance listings, and opera reviews. Includes the CBC Radio Two "Saturday Afternoon at the Opera" radio broadcasts schedule.
OPERA MAGAZINE (Paris)
This French language title focuses on interviews from the world of opera: conductors, directors, singers, costume designers, musicians, technicians, and choreographers. In its third year of publication, Opera Magazine covers major opera productions worldwide, festivals, upcoming performances, and opera CD and DVD reviews.
Published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, with special coverage on the Metropolitan Opera company, this magazine features comprehensive reviews of North American and international productions, recordings, videos, and books. Includes interviews, obituaries, and a calendar of major events. During the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee radio broadcast season, Opera News highlights upcoming broadcasts.
OPERA NOW (UK)
Covers opera news, world premieres, recitals, and festivals. Includes reviews of books and recordings. Features interviews with singers, conductors, and production staff. Includes a comprehensive guide to worldwide festivals and international opera performances.
A quarterly French journal of the Academie Nationale de l'Operette (ANAO) covering a wide breadth of musical theatre, including musical comedy, operetta, musicals, and comic operas. Features opera news, previews, interviews, ANAO programs, festival descriptions, and a special feature-of-the-month.