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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

Louise Alder, James Baillieu, Wigmore Hall review - sensual heat thaws a winter's evening

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I, Object review - this operatic double-bill delivers just a single hit

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The Secret Theatre, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse review - a ferocious topical satire dressed up in period costume

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LSO, Alsop, Barbican review - Bernstein 100 opens not with celebrations but existential angst

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Orpheus Caledonius, Brighton Early Music Festival review - a thrilling meeting of musical clans

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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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