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Opernwelt logo.jpg
Magazine logo
Categories Opera
Frequency monthly
Circulation 10,000
Reach: 20,000[1]
First issue 1960
Company Friedrich Berlin Verlag / Klett Gruppe
Country Germany
Based in Berlin
Language German
Website kultiversum.de
ISSN 0030-3690

Opernwelt (Opera World) is a monthly German magazine for opera, operetta and ballet.

The magazine covers news about current performances; it presents portraits of composers and performers, articles about opera houses and performance spaces, and about contemporary and historical subjects from the world of opera and classical music. It reviews recordings and books and publishes monthly schedules of German and international opera houses. The magazine's website offers full text search for past issues. A year book is published every October.

Each year since 1994, at the end of the season, a jury of 50 critics selects an opera house in Austria, Germany or German speaking Switzerland for the Opera House of the Year (Opernhaus des Jahres) award. In 2011 La Monnaie received the accolade, the first time it has been given to a non-German speaking house.[2]


  1. ^ Opernwelt circulation and reach (German)
  2. ^ http://www.lamonnaie.be/en/399//