Opera Now: A New Prince Among Tenors

Leonardo Capalbo is the cover story of Opera Now magazine

Leonardo Capalbo on the cover of Opera Now

Leonardo Capalbo on the cover of Opera Now

Leonardo Capalbo is featured on the cover of Opera Now in an interview with Michael White.

In this issue American tenor Leonardo Capalbo prepares for his debut as Verdi’s proud and willful Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera; a new documentary aims to reveal the real Luciano Pavarotti; Garsington Opera celebrates its 30th anniversary; and four illustrious interpreters of Mephistopheles – Ruggero Raimondi, Samuel Ramey, Christopher Purves and Erwin Schrott – discuss the devilish challenges of the role.

Plus, Opera de Baugé Festival champions a much-neglected Schubert opera; 20 young world-class professional singers from around the globe gather to compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World; how the Metropolitan Opera’s Peter Gelb has cultivated audiences of millions through live cinema relays; and what happens when you put a famous singer in charge of an well-loved opera festival?

Leonardo Capalbo’s forthcoming engagements include his debut as the title character in Verdi’s Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera (June 6 - July 9), his debut as Pollione in Norma at Oper Stuttgart (July 10-17), and a new production of Don Carlos at Opera Vlaanderen (Sept. 19 - Oct. 29).