tue 09/08/2022

Boyd Tonkin

Articles By Boyd Tonkin

Anna Neima: The Utopians review – after horror, six quests for the good life

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La traviata, Opera Holland Park review – a revival in rude health

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Sam Riviere: Dead Souls review – whip-smart literary satire with a techno tinge

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Connolly, Middleton, Leeds Lieder online review - epic voyage on a luxury vessel

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Isserlis, LPO, Elder, Southbank Centre online review – songs of life and death

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Messiah highlights, English National Opera, BBC Two review – short-cut sorrow and redemption

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Alan Warner: Kitchenly 434 review – dreams and delusions in the backwaters of fame

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Frances Larson: Undreamed Shores review - journeys without maps

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Karla Suárez: Havana Year Zero review - maths, phones and mysteries in down-at-heel Cuba

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Coote, Blackshaw, Fiennes, Wigmore Hall online review – lonely hearts club band

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Francis Spufford: Light Perpetual review - time regained

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Holy Sonnets/The Heart's Assurance/A Charm of Lullabies, English Touring Opera online review - darkest hours

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George Saunders: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain review – Russian lessons in literature and life

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Bevan, LPO, Jurowski, RFH online review – never-ending stories

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Stile Antico, The Cardinall's Musick, Wigmore Hall online review – lightening our darkness

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Iestyn Davies, Arcangelo, Wigmore Hall review - heavenly Handel as the lights dim again

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