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Articles by David Karlin

Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 08 March 2018
***11
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Michael Mayes (Joseph de Rocher) © Mark Allan | Barbican

Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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Jacquelyn Stucker (Frasquita), Anna Goryachova (Carmen) and Aigul Akhmetashina (Mercédès) © ROH | Bill Cooper

Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 15 February 2018
**111
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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 14 February 2018
****1
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Mahan Esfahani © Kaja Smith

Thrilling Bach from Mahan Esfahani at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 February 2018
****1
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Toby Spence (Gandhi), ENO chorus © Donald Cooper

A persistent meditative state: Glass' Satyagraha at English National Opera

By , 08 February 2018
***11
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Jordi Savall © David Ignaszewski

Recovering humanity through music: Jordi Savall

By , 05 February 2018
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John Osborn, Ruzan Mantashyan, Marina Viotti, Adam Palka © GTG | Magali Dougados

Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust at Grand Théâtre de Genève

By , 04 February 2018
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Nelson Freire © Miguel Bueno

Long on refinement, short on sparkle: Nelson Freire in Gstaad

By , 03 February 2018
**111
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Radu Lupu © Miguel Bueno

Lupu’s Mozart touches the sublime

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Prizewinners of the 2016 ARD Competition © Daniel Delang

Under the bonnet of the ARD Competition

By , 01 February 2018
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Mahan Esfahani © Kaja Smith

Mahan Esfahani: carrying the harpsichord into the next generation

By , 01 February 2018
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Edgar Moreau © Miguel Bueno

Classical drama transformed into chamber music: Moreau and Kadouch play Rita Strohl in Gstaad

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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Gerald Finley (Scarpia), Adrienne Pieczonka (Tosca) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 16 January 2018
***11
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Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals

A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 15 January 2018
***11
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The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 11 January 2018
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John Daszak (Herod) and Malin Byström (Salome) © ROH | Clive Barda

The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 09 January 2018
****1
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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, home of LA Opera © David Karlin | Bachtrack Ltd

Opera on the West Coast: four company leaders tell us the state of their art

By , 01 January 2018
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Matthew Aucoin © Steven Laxton

The young face of LA Opera: Matthew Aucoin

By , 01 January 2018
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Ádám Fischer © Szilvia Csibi | Müpa Budapest

Tannhäuser, Tristan and Der Ring in Budapest: Ádám Fischer talks Wagner

By , 27 December 2017
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