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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

The Monstrous Child, Royal Opera, Linbury Theatre review - fresh operatic mythology for teenagers

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Akhnaten, English National Opera review - still a mesmerising spectacle

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Anthropocene, Hackney Empire review - vivid soundscapes but not quite enough thrills

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War Requiem, English National Opera review - a striking spectacle, but oddly unmoving

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Simon Boccanegra, Royal Opera review - a timely revival of Verdi's political music-drama

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The Silver Tassie, BBCSO, Barbican review - a bracing memorial for the WW1 anniversary

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Romeo and Juliet, Barbican review - plenty of action but not enough words

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Solomon, Royal Opera review - an awkward compromise of a performance

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Götterdämmerung, Royal Opera review - a fiery finale to this ambiguous cycle

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Prom 15, Lewis, BBC Philharmonic, Gernon - a masterful Emperor took the musical laurels

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The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's Globe review - a chilly tale for a time of austerity

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Partenope, Iford Arts review - a midsummer night's dream of a Handel comedy

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theartsdesk in Paris - following in the footsteps of Gounod

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Acis and Galatea, English National Opera, Lilian Baylis House review - Handel for the hashtag generation

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Die Zauberflöte, Garsington Opera review - visually stimulating, conceptually confusing

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Effigies of Wickedness, Gate Theatre review - this sleek cabaret conceals desolation behind a smile

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