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alexandra coghlan

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Alexandra is the classical music critic of the New Statesman, and has written on arts for The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, Gramophone, Opera Now, The Oxford Times and The Monthly. She was formerly Performing Arts Editor at Time Out, Sydney. She writes about classical music, theatre and film for theartsdesk.

Articles By Alexandra Coghlan

Everest, Barbican review - a powerful operatic debut from Joby Talbot

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Werther, Royal Opera review - Kaufmann off form in this stiff revival

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Rigoletto, Opera Holland Park review - Verdi's Duke gets the Oxbridge treatment

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Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, Academy of Ancient Music, Milton Court review - radiant and full of life

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Theodora, Arcangelo, Cohen, Barbican review - gloriously dark and sober

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La bella dormente nel bosco/L'enfant et les sortilèges, Royal College of Music review - pure theatrical magic

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The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's Globe review - clever concept never quite catches fire

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The Rake's Progress, Royal Academy of Music review - Hogarth's Rake enters the digital age

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La rondine, If Opera review - a bold opening gambit from a company changing the business of opera

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Sir John in Love, British Youth Opera review - a delicious end-of-summer treat

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Prom 19, Hallé, Elder review - cinematic drama, and plenty of it

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Mavra/Pierrot Lunaire, Linbury Theatre review - operatic madness tempered with plenty of method

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Opera Triple Bill, Royal Academy Opera review - three centuries of female suffering

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The Comedy of Errors, RSC, Barbican review - Shakespearean Christmas panto

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Die schöne Müllerin and The Alehouse Sessions, Middle Temple Hall review - overflowing musical energy and joy

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The Magic Flute, Royal Opera review - all but a guarantee of a great night out

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