Opera Magazine has launched its complete digital archive, going all the way back to the first issue of the magazine, in February 1950. Digital subscribers can now enjoy unlimited access to 66 years’ worth of articles, reviews and photographs: an unparalleled resource within the operatic world.


The archive is both historically fascinating and relevant to what’s happening now – those following Plácido Domingo’s latest performances, for instance, will be able to look back to his debut. All the content is fully searchable, and there are hundreds of in-depth profiles of favourite singers past and present to explore. Highlights also include articles by great composers and authors including Ralph Vaughan Williams and E.M. Forster, plus reviews of significant premieres around the world, including all the Britten operas from Billy Budd onwards.


Described as ‘the bible of the industry’ by the Daily Telegraph, Opera has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage since its foundation. The magazine continues to provide unrivalled coverage of events through a mixture of features, analysis, news and reviews by a network of international correspondents, covering performances from every corner of the globe.

If you would like to access the complete Opera archive, by purchasing a digital subscription, please click here.