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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

theartsdesk at the Ravenna Festival 2019 - in heaven with Dante's Purgatorio and Estonian rites

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Peter Gynt, National Theatre review - towering protagonist, middle-way production

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Alder, The Mozartists, Page, Wigmore Hall review - a Mozart feast for eyes and ears

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theartsdesk in Treviso - cultural patronage, Italian style

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Noye's Fludde, ENO/Theatre Royal Stratford East review - two-dimensional music theatre

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 Final, BBC Four review - stage confidence, supportive set-up

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The Damned, Comédie-Française, Barbican review - slow-burn horrors in devastating images

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theartsdesk in Svalbard: cultural excellence at the top of the world

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Boris Godunov, Royal Opera review - cool and surgical, with periodic chills

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Hansel and Gretel, ENO, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - into the broomstick woods

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Cate Haste: Passionate Spirit - The Life of Alma Mahler review - a racy life pacily narrated

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Kozhukhin, RPO, Petrenko, RFH review - more cultured than electrifying

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Manon Lescaut, Opera Holland Park review - attempt to empower commodified woman falls flat

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Bauci e Filemone/Orfeo, Classical Opera, QEH review - a star Orpheus is born

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theartsdesk in Gothenburg: concert-hall storytelling rivets at the Point Music Festival

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's Globe review - a gallimaufry of acting styles

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