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We’re delighted to announce that all articles accepted for publication in Cambridge Opera Journal from 17 April 2024 will be ‘open access’; published with a Creative Commons licence and freely available to read online (see the journal’s Open Access Options page for available licence options). The costs of open access publication will be covered through agreements between the publisher and the author’s institution, payment of APCs from grant or other funds, or else waived entirely, ensuring every author can publish and enjoy the benefits of OA.  

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  • ISSN: 0954-5867 (Print), 1474-0621 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Sarah Hibberd Department of Music, University of Bristol, UK, and Professor Ellen Lockhart Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Editorial board
Containing lively and provocative essays, Cambridge Opera Journal has a well-established reputation for publishing first-rate scholarship on opera in all its manifestations. The Journal not only contains material on all aspects of the European canon, it has now widened its scope to publish high-quality essays on American opera and musical theatre, on non-Western music theatres, on contemporary works. Carefully researched and often illustrated with music examples and pictures, articles adopt a wide spectrum of critical approaches. As well as major articles, each issue generally includes reviews of recent publications of importance in the field.
Cambridge Opera Journal is a fully open access journal.

Jacek Blaszkiewicz, ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award, 2023

Jacek Blaszkiewicz has won an ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for his article published in Volume 34 Issue 2 of Cambridge Opera Journal. The awards are given annually to outstanding pieces of work, with Jacek Blaszkiewicz's piece winning the award for an article in the concert music field. Read the article "Verdi, Auber and the Aida-type" here.