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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

Chiejina, Sinfonia of London, Wilson, BBC Proms review - a musical arrival for a special favourite

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Ólafsson, Philharmonia, Järvi, BBC Proms review - a ravishing Proms debut

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Kolesnikov, Aurora Orchestra, Collon, BBC Proms review - dazzling musicianship and insight

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Hansel and Gretel, British Youth Opera review - chaotic rewrite of a classic opera misses the mark

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The Two Character Play, Hampstead Theatre review - tender, poetic and piercingly cruel

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Current, Rising, Royal Opera House review - a joyful celebration of storytelling possibility

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Brian Elias Focus Day, Concert 1, Wigmore Hall online review - portrait of the artist in miniature

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How Lonely Sits The City, Dunedin Consort online review - almost as good as being in the concert hall

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Allan Clayton, Stephanie Wake-Edwards, James Baillieu, Wigmore Hall review - consummate musicality and technique

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Louise Alder, Roger Vignoles, Wigmore Hall review - German Romanticism meets French eroticism

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Eugene Onegin, Komische Oper, OperaVision review - sensual and devastating

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Cosi fan tutte, English Touring Opera review - a blissful, uncomplicated delight

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The Taming of the Shrew, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - a confused and toothless mess

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prisoner of the state, Barbican review - beauty, but where is the drama?

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Der Freischütz, Barbican review - Gothic chills rooted in flesh and earth

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Zauberland, Linbury Theatre review - an adaptation that adds much and gains nothing

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