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Articles by David Karlin

Aušrinė Stundytė (Renata) © Pascal Victor | artcompress

Occult, mystical, extreme: Treliński brings Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel to the Aix Festival

By , 06 July 2018
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Rupert Charlesworth (Dancing Master), Sabine Devieilhe (Zerbinetta) and troupe © Pascal Victor / Artcompress

Blissful soprano singing marooned in corporate-land: Ariadne in Aix

By , 05 July 2018
***11
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Joseph Shovelton (First Gunman), John Savournin (Second Gunman) © Tristram Kenton

Brush up your Shakespeare: Opera North's Kiss me Kate arrives in London

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 17 June 2018
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Shiyeon Sung © Yongbin Park

Lovely programme... but the Philharmonia's Grieg and Tchaikovsky could deliver more

By , 15 June 2018
***11
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Miah Persson (Countess), Sam Furness (Flamand) in background © Johan Persson

A gentle, sympathetic Capriccio at Garsington

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus

The Berliner Philharmoniker hits the heights of rapture with Brahms 1

By , 01 June 2018
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Opinion: if you want to know why GDPR has been such a nightmare, ask the lawyers

By , 27 May 2018
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Plácido Domingo and Mariann Peller at the launch at Manhattan School of Music © Judit Marjai

Growing talent through television: Plácido Domingo and Leo Pearlman talk to us about Virtuosos

By , 24 May 2018
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018

Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 21 May 2018
*****
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Nemanja Radulović © Joanna Stoga

Nemanja Radulović's Barber the highlight of the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic's American travels

By , 19 May 2018
***11
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RIAS Kammerchor, NOSPR and Alexander Liebereich © Bartek Barczyk

A Requiem to soothe troubled souls at NOSPR in Katowice

By , 18 May 2018
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Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey

Lessons in Love and Violence: icy beauty and dramatic tension

By , 11 May 2018
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Opinion: Relax, guys, it’s Twitter!

By , 19 April 2018
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Brandon Jovanovich (Sergey), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Katerina) © ROH | Clive Barda

No muddle, just music: Pappano delivers an exceptional Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

By , 13 April 2018
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Bernard Foccroulle © Pascal Victor

Making opera a living art form, not a museum art form: Aix Festival's Bernard Foccroulle

By , 10 April 2018
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Covent Garden Piazza, from the Royal Opera terrace © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd

Bachtrack's Guide: London opera

By , 03 April 2018
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Mary Bevan (Coraline), Kitty Whatey (Other Mother) and Ghost Children © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey

Entertaining but not entrancing: Royal Opera ventures into fantasy with Turnage's Coraline

By , 30 March 2018
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Željko Lučić (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © ROH | Bill Cooper

Netrebko and Lučić in Macbeth: a Covent Garden masterclass in operatic villainy

By , 25 March 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG

Trifonov impresses in Tchaikovsky: the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't persuade

By , 18 March 2018
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