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Articles by David Karlin

David Karlin
David Karlin
Isango Ensemble © The Other Richard

A story that deserves to be told: Isango Ensemble's SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill

By , 19 April 2019
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Yusuf Eyvasov (Don Alvaro) © ROH | Bill Cooper

La forza dei Cristofori: Loy and Maltman raise hell at Covent Garden

By , 18 April 2019
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Biblioteka: Octopus © Bachtrack Ltd | David Karlin

A food culture to savour: fine dining and more in Riga

By , 15 April 2019
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10b Elizabetes iela, by Mikhail Eisenstein © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd

Our top picks for what to see in Riga

By , 15 April 2019
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Claire Booth (Berenice) © ROH | Clive Barda

Berenice at the Linbury: sung à la Handel, acted à la Gilbert and Sullivan

By , 28 March 2019
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Marlena Keine (Musetta) © Andris Tone

Four house debuts in Latvian National Opera's Bohème

By , 17 March 2019
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Latvian Radio Choir © Janis Deinats

Exceptional technique brings fervency and passion: the Latvian Radio Choir's Divine quiet

By , 16 March 2019
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© Chris Christodoulou

Who knew desert islands could be such tuneful fun? Offenbach's Robinson Crusoe at the RCM

By , 13 March 2019
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Arcadi Volodos © Marco Borggreve | Sony Classical

Technical excellence but muted expressivity: Arcadi Volodos at the Barbican

By , 08 March 2019
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Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Hel) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey

The Monstrous Child: Norse hell in the depths of the Royal Opera House

By , 22 February 2019
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Thaddeus Strassberger © Evgeny Potorochin

Far more important than beautiful music: Thaddeus Strassberger on La clemenza di Tito at LA Opera

By , 11 February 2019
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Amanda Majeski (Katya) © ROH | Clive Barda

Two great Royal Opera debuts aren't enough to lift a Katya Kabanova lacking in drama

By , 05 February 2019
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Katie Bray (Varvara), Stephanie Corley (Katya) © Jane Hobson

It's grim up North: a heartbreaking Katya Kabanova in Leeds

By , 03 February 2019
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Angel Blue (Violetta Valéry) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore

Blue is the new Violet: an outstanding Traviata debut

By , 25 January 2019
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An open invitation to David Mitchell: come and see some opera!

By , 22 January 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel

A quiet Siberian: Pavel Kolesnikov entrances the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 16 January 2019
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Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky / Tchaikovsky) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore

A tale of many Tchaikovskys: Herheim's The Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera

By , 14 January 2019
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Hanna Hipp (Hänsel), Jennifer Davis (Gretel) © ROH | Clive Barda

A classic fairytale executed with style: Hänsel und Gretel at the Royal Opera

By , 14 December 2018
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Attila) © Teatro alla Scala | Brescia e Amisano

She came, she saw, she conquered: Saoia Hernández wins La Scala hearts in a conservative Attila

By , 08 December 2018
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Barrie Kosky © Jan Windszus

The future of opera in a world of technology: Barrie Kosky

By , 05 December 2018
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