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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 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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Isouard's Cendrillon, Bampton Classical Opera review - stepsisters shine in fairy-tale bagatelle

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The Rake's Progress, British Youth Opera review - perfect poise in slippery Stravinsky

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Prom 71, DiDonato, Tamestit, ORR, Gardiner review - concert Berlioz as bracing theatre

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Paul Bunyan, ENO, Wilton's Music Hall review - talent cabined and confined

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Prom 69, Skride, Boston SO, Nelsons / Proms at...Cadogan Hall 8, Berlin Philharmonic Soloists review - sophisticated limits

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theartsdesk at the Suoni dal Golfo Festival - romantics shine in the Bay of Poets

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