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

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Cultural Capital
02 May 2012
A gloriously irreverent operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic.
Cultural Capital
09 March 2012
From the black volcanic rock that gives the landscape its colouring, to earthquakes and active volcanos (and let's not...
Cultural Capital
05 March 2012
The Death of Klinghoffer, English National Opera/Britten Sinfonia & Thomas Ades, Queen Elizabeth HallOne week and...
27 February 2012
Within three months of last summer's England riots a fully staged theatrical response - Gillian Slovo's The Riots - was...
Cultural Capital
24 February 2012
How did you and John Adam come to choose the hijacking of the Achille Lauro as a subject for an opera?Peter Sellars...
Cultural Capital
22 February 2012
Andre Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, LSOBarbican Hall, 7.30pm, 19 February 2012Politically things may have...
Music and Performance
17 February 2012
Whitney Houston was the most-awarded female artist of all time, and “I Will Always Love You" is among the...
Music and Performance
12 February 2012
Der RosenkavalierLondon Coliseum, London WC2A dawn of flutes and oboes breaks over a rococo fantasy of a bedroom, the...
12 December 2011
While 2011 has had some starry orchestras visiting - the Leipzig Gewandhaus with Riccardo Chailly, Pierre Boulez and...
Cultural Capital
05 December 2011
Classical music - like every art - has its fashions. And when, back in 1993, Jonathan Miller took the unorthodox step...
05 December 2011
Academy of Ancient Music, Sumi JoCadogan HallIt's a sign of the times that Britain can support two major period...
Cultural Capital
21 November 2011
Hercule Mourant (Antoine Dauvergne)Versailles Opéra Royal, Les Talens Lyriques, dir. Christophe RoussetThe particular...
Cultural Capital
08 November 2011
There are of course genuine problem operas - Parsifal, La Forza del Destino, Ariadne auf Naxos, La Rondine - works...
Music and Performance
08 November 2011
As night fell on 11 September 1988 more than a quarter of Estonia's population - some 300,000 people - gathered in...
07 November 2011
Beethoven: the SymphoniesBarbican, London EC2The conductor Riccardo Chailly has described his Beethoven symphony cycle...

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