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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

Written On Skin, Melos Sinfonia, LSO St Luke's review - an ambitious musical achievement

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Hansel and Gretel, Pop-Up Opera review - salty-sweet production takes wry pleasure in classic fairytale

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Prom 51 review: Perianes, BBCSO, Oramo - brightly coloured musical postcards

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King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe - Nancy Meckler's Globe debut is unusually subdued

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Prom 33 review: Davidsen, Gerhardt, BBC Philharmonic, Storgårds - Nordic music glowing with colour

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Prom 14 review: BBCSSO, Wilson - illusion after illusion from musical conjurer

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Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's Globe review - swaggering Shakespeare with a comic Spanish accent

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Prom 7 review: Weilerstein, BBCSO, Weilerstein - new cello concerto enthrals

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Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket review - slow, long and dull

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Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre review - dislocatingly fresh makeover

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Snape Maltings

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Radamisto, Guildhall School, Milton Court

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Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's Globe review - Emma Rice goes out with a bang

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Ariodante, The English Concert, Bicket, Barbican

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Monteverdi Vespers, Vox Luminis, FBC, St John's Smith Square

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Lise Davidsen, James Baillieu, Wigmore Hall

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Returning to the Wigmore Hall for another socially distanced concert, Edinburgh-born...