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Articles by David Karlin

Dimitri Platanias (Rigoletto) © ROH | Mark Douet

Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 15 December 2017
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Christian Gerhaher © Jim Rakete | Sony Classical

Rattle brings out the LSO's brilliance in Das Lied von der Erde

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve

Vilde Frang's impresses, but Salonen's Finnish independence celebrations miss the mark

By , 08 December 2017
***11
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Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 03 December 2017
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As Otello, ENO, 2014 © Francis Loney

Singing the unhinged: Stuart Skelton on Otello, Grimes and other tortured roles

By , 01 December 2017
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Davóne Tines (Ned Peters), Julia Bullock (Dame Shirley) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera

The dark side of the gold: John Adams' Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 22 November 2017
****1
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Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) © Ken Howard | LA Opera

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 20 November 2017
****1
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Tetzlaff Quartet © Giorgia Bertazzi

Viennese diversity: the Tetzlaff Quartet plays Mozart, Berg and Schubert

By , 18 November 2017
****1
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Emmanuelle Haïm © Simon Fowler

Emmanuelle Haïm brings early music to the LA Phil

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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David Pittsinger (Polémon, left), Gerard Finley (Athanaël, singing) © Chris Lee | Metropolitan Opera

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 16 November 2017
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Riccardo Frizza conducts the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest

Too much consolation: Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at Müpa

By , 01 November 2017
**111
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Gordon Back

“Working with young people keeps you young": Gordon Back talks about the Menuhin Competition

By , 01 November 2017
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John Adams and Peter Sellars © Stefan Cohen

Prospecting for operatic gold: John Adams on Girls of the Golden West and writing new music

By , 01 November 2017
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Christian Badea © Szilvia Csibi | Hungarian State Opera

Hungarian State Opera makes a strong case for Verdi's Stiffelio

By , 31 October 2017
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Alain Lompech in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil © Albert SIlver

Passionate about piano: interview with Alain Lompech

By , 30 October 2017
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Ke Ma © Pályi Zsófia, Müpa

Ke Ma and Apor Szüts: young pianists in Budapest

By , 30 October 2017
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Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera

By , 29 October 2017
****1
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Adam Gatehouse © Simon Jay Price

Spotting talent: Adam Gatehouse, artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition

By , 23 October 2017
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali © Kaapo Kamu

Full of natural bounce: Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Gothenburg Symphony's new Chief Conductor

By , 19 October 2017
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Act I of Battleship Potemkin

Fiction-laden history, musical truth: Ashkenazy brings Shostakovich to Battleship Potemkin

By , 13 October 2017
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