Alexandra Coghlan is the New Statesman's classical music critic.

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Cultural Capital
28 January 2013
Myths retold.
Culture
24 January 2013
In a year bristling with big-name classical anniversaries – Wagner, Verdi, Britten – the centenary of the...
Cultural Capital
14 January 2013
Dido and Aeneas, Bussey Building, Peckham. 7.30pm Thursday 10 January 2013 Although still more synonymous with knife-...
Music and Performance
03 January 2013
A year full of anniversaries has a lot to offer.
Culture
19 December 2012
The Mikado and Robert le diable reviewed.
Culture
06 December 2012
Carmen English National Opera, London WC2 When it was announced that the Catalan badboy director Calixto Bieito was...
Music and Performance
22 November 2012
L’elisir d’amore Royal Opera House, London WC2 Cecilia Bartoli Barbican, London EC2 Italy has always...
Cultural Capital
13 November 2012
All eyes may be on 2013 and the forthcoming Britten centenary, but 2012 is also proving to be a good year for 20th-...
Music and Performance
08 November 2012
Ben Grosvenor Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE1 Mitsuko Uchida, Freddy Kempf, Angela Hewitt – the Southbank...
Cultural Capital
31 October 2012
“It should be a requirement for entry to the Honens Piano Competition that you’ve had at least one bad...
Music and Performance
25 October 2012
Decasia Southbank Centre, London SE1 There’s a scene about halfway through the multimedia film...
Cultural Capital
16 October 2012
On 15 December 1900, the Flannan Isles’ lighthouse in the Outer Hebrides went dark. When a routine relief...
Cultural Capital
09 October 2012
Given the revival in the fortunes of baroque opera - an increasing popularity that means a good Giulio Cesare or Alcina...
Culture
04 October 2012
Beethovenfest Bonn 2012 A bare-breasted women is held down by a group of men and brutalised with a chainsaw....
Cultural Capital
25 September 2012
Something old and something new open the autumn season at English National Opera. Fairytales or cautionary tales,...

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