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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

Susanna, Royal Opera/London Handel Festival review - fitful shinings

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Bach St John Passion, Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki, Barbican review - intense pain and dancing consolation

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RuPaul's Drag Race, Season 12, Netflix review - 13 queens up the game

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Hilary Mantel: Return to Wolf Hall, BBC Two review - the storyteller and the truth

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Sean Shibe, Wigmore Hall review - mesmerising journey from light to dark

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SCO, Emelyanychev, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - Beethoven at too insistent a lick

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The Revenger's Tragedy, Piccolo Teatro di Milano/Cheek by Jowl, Barbican review - fun, but not enough

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Fidelio, Royal Opera review - fitfully vivid singing in a dramatic void

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Denk, LPO, Vänskä, RFH review - 200 years of joy and sorrow

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Simon Trpčeski, Barbican review - a charismatic chameleon

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Joanna MacGregor, Adrian Brendel, Gildas Quartet, Wigmore Hall review - gold and silver

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Aimard, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Roth, RFH review - Beethoven as avant-gardist

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Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony, Philharmonia, Hrůša, RFH review - big picture, stunning details

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La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Park Theatre review - half-cock farce

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Luisa Miller, English National Opera review - Verdi in translation makes a stylish comeback

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theartsdesk Q&A: soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn

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