Superstar mezzo Cecilia Bartoli graces the November cover and reveals her daring mission.

Limelight‘s annual Season Preview is available now in newsagents and from our online store. Inside, we let you in on the must-see concerts and tours coming up in 2013 – Zubin Mehta and Bryn Terfel are just two of the greats heading to our shores. What else has just been announced, and which company will win our hearts and our 2013 Best Season Award? Find out in our exhaustive guide.

Meanwhile, glamorous cover star Cecilia Bartoli shows why she’s today’s best selling classical artist, finally revealing what the hype of her latest Mission is all about. 

While Cecilia was running around in a cassock, we were packing a picnic basket and setting out for the Glyndebourne Festival in the Sussex countryside. Read about an unforgettable operatic experience (complete with Pimm’s) in the Musical Journey section.

Closer to home, Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran begs crossover singers to leave it to the pros!

Composer of the month is the 16th-century Italian nobleman Carlo Gesualdo. You wouldn’t have wanted to cross him – he famously murdered his wife – but it’s hard to resist his agonisingly beautiful, deliciously daring music.

Limelight celebrates two composer centenaries in this issue, exploring John Cage’s love of New York and shedding light on Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ lost opera, originally written for intended for Maria Callas and finally recorded this year with an intrepid young Australian conductor at the helm.

All this and more in the November Issue of Limelight. Get your copy with free postage here.