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

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Cultural Capital
26 March 2011
Grinning wildly, a victorious Ulysses beckons a cameraman with his gun. Together they stalk the darkened house,...
Culture
24 March 2011
When Genista McIntosh, a former chief executive of the Royal Opera House, spoke recently of Britain's "latent...
Cultural Capital
18 February 2011
Anna NicoleRoyal Opera House, London WC2[Warning: this piece contains language that some readers may find offensive.]...
Cultural Capital
31 January 2011
The Kingdom - ElgarThe Barbican, 30 JanuaryIf Elgar's great oratorio The Dream of Gerontius doesn't quite begin with a...
Cultural Capital
06 December 2010
Handel's Alcina - an operatic fantasy of sorceresses, cross-dressing warriors and men turned into animals - needs no...
Cultural Capital
22 November 2010
Mark Padmore, Julius Drake & Richard WatkinsMiddle Temple Hall, 7.30pm Thursday 19 November, 2010Generously...
Cultural Capital
06 September 2010
Although billed as separate concerts, the Berlin Philharmonic's two Proms this year formed a single musical gesture....
Music and Performance
13 August 2010
BBC Singers, London Sinfonietta, David AthertonBBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London W8The Royal Albert Hall - or, to...
Cultural Capital
20 July 2010
This year's BBC Proms, which run until 11 September, will pack the Royal Albert Hall in London with big names and even...
Cultural Capital
15 July 2010
There is nothing in the stolidly Edwardian marble and pastel shades of Cheltenham's Town Hall that speaks of rebellion...
Cultural Capital
25 June 2010
BBC Radio 3's poll to find "The Nation's Favourite Aria" came to a rather unexpected conclusion last week....
Cultural Capital
25 June 2010
It was John Ruskin who claimed that the "measure of a city's greatness is to be found in the quality of its public...
Cultural Capital
25 June 2010
This week's appointment of Geoffrey Hill as the 44th Oxford Professor of Poetry is the happy ending that has eluded...
Cultural Capital
21 June 2010
The death of the Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago last Friday seems likely to spawn an international...
Cultural Capital
18 June 2010
On the morning of 16 June, 1904, Leopold Bloom began a meandering progress through the city of Dublin. The day's events...

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