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David Nice

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David writes, lectures and broadcasts on music. A former music critic for The Guardian and The Sunday Correspondent, he is a regular voice on BBC Radio 3. He has written short studies on Elgar, Richard Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and the history of opera, and is currently working on the second volume of his Prokofiev biography for Yale University Press. He runs his own lecture series, Opera in Depth, at the Frontline Club in Paddington.

Articles By David Nice

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 Final, BBC Four review – an embarrassment of vocal riches

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Ivan the Terrible, Grange Park Opera review - from tsar to Stalin in five lopsided scenes

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Happy Days, Riverside Studios review - memory, madness and melancholy

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Der Rosenkavalier, Garsington Opera review - musical marvels, drama less often fulfilled

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Matthews, LPO, Ticciati, Glyndebourne review - out of this world

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Uchida, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - Bach to the future

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Eugene Onegin, Garsington Opera review - choral and orchestral opulence for Tchaikovsky

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Bronfman, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – celebration around C major

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Swan Lake, LPO, Jurowski, Marquee TV review - full Tchaikovsky score perfectly paced

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Wigmore Hall at Portman Square / Wang, LSO, Tilson Thomas, LSO St Luke's review - al fresco chamber, full orchestra indoors

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Ragged Music Festival 2021, Ragged School Museum review - harrowing of hell from great musicians

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Káťa Kabanová, Glyndebourne review - a misalliance of metatheatre and the mundane

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Sean Shibe, Wigmore Hall review - a bewitching hour

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LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - songs and dances in a room with an audience

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La clemenza di Tito, Royal Opera review - light and dark in near-perfect balance

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Christa Ludwig, 1928-2021: a selective tribute

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