July 14, 2016 Last Updated 1:53 pm

Opera magazine launches complete digital archive

With the launch of archive, readers can explore over half a century’s worth of analysis, reviews and features covering all aspects of the world of opera

London, UK – July 12, 2016Opera, the world’s leading opera magazine, has today announced the launch of its complete 66 year archive in conjunction with digital publishing specialists Exact Editions.

Previously, ten years of back issues had been available, but as of today leading institutions including universities, government departments, colleges and libraries will be able to instantly access all issues, dating back to 1950, via the app and online. This enables users to browse issues on their preferred device, with IP authentication allowing institutional access both on and off site.

Opera-8-16-200Exact Editions’ in-depth search technology means that users can get the most out of this vast resource. They can search the for a term across a specific issue, year, decade or the whole archive, and then also bookmark the relevant pages.

With the launch of this archive, readers can explore over half a century’s worth of first-class analysis, reviews and insightful features covering all aspects of the world of opera. Over the years the magazine has interviewed leading singers, producers and composers, had contributions from a variety of distinguished opera critics, featured articles by such important figures as Benjamin Britten and Osbert Lancaster, and has even reviewed world premieres of now established operas such as ‘The Turn of the Screw’ and ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.

See Opera in the Exact Editions store to discover more about a subscription which allows users to gain access to this invaluable archive, and to continue to stay informed about all new important developments, performances and recordings:


Exact Editions’ Managing Director, Daryl Rayner, said: “We are pleased to work with Opera to offer individuals and institutions access to such a fantastic archive which truly impresses upon the reader how Opera has been, and continues to be, unrivalled in its field.”

Opera’s Editor, John Allison, said: “After 66 years of continuous publishing Opera has an immensely rich archive, and we are delighted to work with Exact Editions to offer readers this valuable and fully searchable research tool: it really is now the best resource in the operatic world.”

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