Recently described (in The Daily Telegraph) as ‘the bible of the industry’, OPERA has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage for almost 60 years.

The free Opera application includes access to selected pages from the current issue. Within the application you can purchase access to the complete issue and an archive of back issues extending to August 2006. Issues are not sold individually - for the duration of your subscription you have access to every issue in this archive.

During your subscription you can sync back issues to your device. These will remain in place if your subscription expires, unless your device removes them (for example when running low on disk space). Re-downloading issues requires a current subscription.

• Swipe or tap the page edges to flip to next/previous page.
• Use the animated thumbnail view to flick through the pages.
• Pinch or double-tap pages to zoom.
• Switch between single or double-page view.
• Search the current issue or the archive.
• Tap any page links to web sites, email addresses, phone numbers or maps.
• Tap contents-page links to jump to a particular article.
• Sync the latest issue to your device for offline reading (requires wi-fi).
• Sync additional back issues by tapping the stars beside their names (requires wi-fi).
• Network connection required otherwise.

We recommend first running the app within a wi-fi area so it can sync the latest issue to your device - after that you can use it anywhere. Subscribers will receive new issues automatically via Newsstand.

Subscriptions are available within the app at the following prices:

£5.99 per month
£54.99 per year

In addition, please note the following standard features of auto-renewable iTunes subscriptions:

• Your payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscriptions will renew automatically unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
• Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings in iTunes after purchase.
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.

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What’s New

Version 12.0.0

• Added support for iOS 12 Password AutoFill, so if you have an Exact Editions account you can log in with a couple of taps.
• Added a Siri Shortcut which allows you to go directly to the latest issues.
• Added keyboard shortcuts for easy navigation within an issue.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

jaroslavd ,

Beware! This is just magazine rental.

Like a number of magazines available in Newsstand, this is just a rental - you're able to view the magazine for a 30-day period (for $6.99), after which time it gets wiped from your iPad, and you can no longer access it. If you bought a hard copy at a newsagent, you'd be able to keep it forever. Somehow the publishers seem to think that in the digital world people are going to be happy to keep paying to read something they've already paid for. Wake up! We're not that stupid or gullible. Apple should make this fact much clearer in the product description. If this is your business model, and you're proud of it, spell it out. Not only that, this "subscription" set to "auto-renew" - i.e. keep renewing unless your turn off auto-renew in your settings for the mag - a dubious practice from the software industry that borders on deceptive. Moreover, it's not even a creative presentation of the magazine content. It's basically a PDF dump. Save your money.

Mezzo.Diva ,


Was very excited to see an app for Operatic info & news, only to find out I was going to have to pay a subscription 'per issue' fee to read it. There are no stars or houses releasing info or interviews that I can not find on another resource for free. Why would I pay you more than I would for a hard copy on Opera Now or Opera News when I am getting lower quality photos and minute print to read? If you want readers, re-think about the target audience and what they would be willing to pay for this.

vnk ,

Zero stars! Low quality content!

Opera magazine was a junk magazine in an expensive suit that offers $6.99 per month subscription for news that you can for free elsewhere. It is NOT FREE app. I had a subscription for the real magazine for a year and it is mostly ad what you get for your money. Ignore it. They simply take an advantage of people love to opera.


Exact Editions Ltd
11.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, Spanish

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Opera 30-day subscription $6.99
  2. Opera Magazine $6.99
  3. Opera Magazine $60.99


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