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In publishing there are many cherished titles, but within the world of Opera there is only one leading publication.


Changing with the times

OPERA has been the world's leading commentator on the lyric stage for over 70 years. It was founded in 1950 by the late Lord Harewood, and since then has provided unrivalled coverage of events. This is because it has an enviable network of international correspondents, who cover performances from around the globe. It’s been described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the bible of the industry’ and is distributed internationally by Spatial Global.


The Metropolitan Opera Guild

The Metropolitan Opera Guild is a separate independent not-for-profit organisation from the Metropolitan Opera, and produced a monthly publication called Opera News. At the end of 2023 the Guild’s monthly publication ceased to be published separately and came under the editorial direction of the UK based Opera magazine.


While this chapter of the Guild is coming to a close, we’re happy that Opera News will continue as an independent voice, albeit in a different format under the editorial leadership of Opera magazine.

Richard J. Miller, Jr. the Guild’s Chairman and President


We are mindful of the rich editorial history of Opera News and are delighted to perpetuate it in a special U.S.-focused section within our pages, which will also keep all our readers worldwide better informed about the Met’s HD and radio broadcasts.

John Allison Editor and Publisher of Opera magazine


It's always fascinating to understand the background on the magazines we distribute globally, each has a story to tell. They connect a community of likeminded people who look forward to receiving a physical copy of a publication which embodies their passion. It’s humbling to think we play a key part in this connection, and it’s why we take so much care to ensure we get it right.

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