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Editorial Opera Now International Artist of the Year Anne lnglis meets Opera Now's l995-96 laureate: tenor Roberto Alagna

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Opera World: Arizona It's a desert climate, but Arizona Opera's thriving. As the company's Ring production moves towards completion in 1996, general director Glynn Ross tells Heidi Waleson how to plant the seeds of success

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Opera Guide: Des Ring des Nibelungen Opera companies all over the world are presenting Wagner's monumental Ring cycle this season. Noel Goodwin's definitive guide is complemented with pictures of the Ring's best-remembered interpreters • Simon Trezise discovers the best and worst of the Ring on CD

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Talents to amuse Opera Now's panel of experts from journalism and the opera profession responds to the most exciting performances of the past season

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Travel Guide Visiting the opera is made simple with Opera Now's directory of tour companies

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Globe-trotters' guide to the opera What to expect, what to see and where to go around the world: Australia and New Zealand (40) • United Kingdom and the Irish Republic (44) • Belgium • The Netherlands (52) • Czech Republic • Slovakia (55) • Sri Lanka • Japan • Israel • Lithuania • Estonia • Poland • Hungary (56) • Egypt • Turkey • Bulgaria • Tunisia (57) • Spain and Portugal (59) • Italy (65) • France • Switzerland • Monaco (70) • Germany (73) • Scandinavia (8 1) • South Africa (87) • North and South America (88)

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Listeners' choice Opera Now's guide to the top-selling opera CDs of 1995

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