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EDITORIAL The place of the competition in opera. Raising the platform of artists can also mean giving a voice to social issues YOUNG ARTIST OF THE MONTH Meeting rising star, conductor Charlotte Corderoy - NEWS & NOTES BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is announced, a new study looks into the gender pay-gap among freelancers in theatre and the King’s Birthday Honours List celebrates big names in opera

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‘Representation came from me deciding to show up for myself. How powerful can that be?’

REVIEWS

- LIVE REVIEWS UK London Fringe Round Up (36) EUROPE La Fenice Orfeo ed Euridice (4 0 ) Royal Danish Opera Aida (4 0 ) Country Focus France (44) USA San Francisco Opera Madama Butterfly (46) Carnegie Hall Fleming & Kissin recital (48) Met Opera Die Zauberflöte (50) - RECORDINGS New releases on CD, Digital & AV including: Il Boehmo – the original soundtrack to the film on Warner, a disc of songs by African-American composers from Lawrence Brownlee and The English Concert’s album of Handel’s Serse which it toured in concert last year, as well as productions of Spring Time in Amsterdam, Die Passagierin and Siberia captured on film. Opera Now Choice: Les Talens Lyriques’s recording of Spontiti’s La vestale with Christophe Rousset receives five stars

- SPOTLIGHT Worldwide Opera Guide and answers to this issue’s Quiz (p63)

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Cover feature Jamie Barton stole the show when she won the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Ten years later, she is even more determined to stand up for the arts, social justice and the rights of queer people Preview The Yellow Wallpaper shocked the world when it entered bookstores in 19th century America. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s novel is a new opera by composer Dani Howard, commissioned for the Copenhagen Opera Festival Profile Ryan McKinny is a creative force of nature, combining life as a renowned bass-baritone with work as a filmmaker. His artistic vision is becoming ever-more human Collaboration Theater Magdeburg’s first season under new Director, Julien Chavaz sets the stage for the German premiere of Irish composer Gerald Barry’s fast-paced opera, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground My Favourite Things Soprano Hera Hyesang Park Quiz How well do you know Rossini’s Semiramide? Test your opera knowledge in our monthly quiz www.operanow.co.uk

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Grace Bumbry A legendary singer with a historic witness, Grace Bumbry’s recent death has given many the space to reflect on her versatile voice and stellar career

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