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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

Kolesnikov, BBCSO, Brabbins, Barbican review - rethought masterpiece, stolid rarity

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Borodin Quartet, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - mixed results in oddball Czechfest

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The Rake's Progress, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - supreme fluency from Eden to Bedlam

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Car, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tognetti, Milton Court review - a rattlebag of happy collaborations

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Verdi's Requiem, Royal Opera, Pappano review - all that heaven allows

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Cendrillon, Glyndebourne Tour review - too many ingredients in the magic soup

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theartsdesk in Stockholm: the Birgit Nilsson Prize unites two great Wagnerian sopranos

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Fröst, BBCSO, Oramo, Barbican review - blood, sweat and sweetness

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The Inheritance, Noël Coward Theatre review - tangled knot of gay fairy-tale and reality

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Opolais, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Nelsons, RFH review - splendid and awful stretches

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Two-Piano Marathon, Kings Place review - dazzling duos, deep waters

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Montserrat Caballé (1933-2018): from Bellini to 'Barcelona'

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Gerald Finley, Julius Drake, Middle Temple Hall review - sublimity in 18 serious songs

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theartsdesk Q&A: guitarist Sean Shibe

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Siegfried, Royal Opera review - a truly fearless hero

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Salome, English National Opera review - a not so terrible stillness

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