English Readers

CLUB DE ÓPERA, as a bi-monthly online magazine to be launched in September, is a virtual meeting point for all those who love opera and academic vocal music in all its existing forms.

Located in Madrid, CLUB will cover events taking place in the city and its surroundings, while also paying close attention to notable world events, such as festivals. And though, of course, all of the published material will be in Spanish, we want to assure you that we will do our best so that we can provide you with great selections from our magazine in English, as well! So do keep an eye on our website once the magazine has launched on September 10th.

We will count with a space for our collaborators to populate with the best content possible, enabling serious and intelligent discussions about the very many aspects of the art form – creation contexts, sources, ideas that sustain its various representations – , so that we can therefore even question it and get to experience it afresh. Our writers will pursue their quest in diversified formats, whether they write essays, journalistic articles, memoirs or even have a more poetic approach.

We will also present you, our readers, with articles with differing theoretic frameworks, in order to ensure an interdisciplinary approach that allows the works in question to be thought in relation with other art forms and disciplines.


Well, it was a sense of community that we wanted to create, very much in line with Readers’ Clubs around the globe, so that we can not only share information about these most amazing pieces of art, but actually get to share THEM. And that’s why we have created a page on Patreon for all those interested in supporting our venture.

Please explore our TIERS right beside the main text on our Patreon site and you will find all the benefits we have planned for you. We thought it would be nice to have a chance for all our supporters to receive some of the CDs, recorded opera performances on DVD, or even films and books to be discussed on our website, at least a few times a year.

Above all, in any case, your greatest contribution will be checking our website periodically to read our latest news, peruse our issues, support the artists featured in our articles by listening to their great work, and letting us know how you like the material by following us on social media and sharing the writings of your liking – in a nutshell, by joining our club, no matter whether you are able to donate or not. Thanks for accompanying us!

Please find below our are Issue #1 articles in English. They are all in downloadable pdf format, but you can still check the articles in Spanish for pictures and then scroll all the way down to the article, where you’ll have access to their English versions, as well.


Cover Story

Making a difference – Interview to Lisette Oropesa


Interview to Marina Rebeka

The Quintessential French Baritone – Interview to Stéphane Degout

Com que voz

Back to Essentials – Interview to Stefano Gervasoni


– ‘There’s a Place for Us’ – please check Nadine Sierra’s Instagram account; you will find all of her posts with the original English text.

Remembering Oliver Knussen

I worked with Oliver Knussen – Claire Booth

Gerardo Gozzi

Only the Sound Remains

The Flute Music of Kaija Saariaho – A Personal History (direct link to Camilla Hoitenga’s website)

Interview to Camilla Hoitenga

Please keep visiting our website for updates, or subscribe, so that we may keep you posted on all the English articles we will continue uploading!