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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

Proms 25 / 26 review - Russian masters, noodling guitar, late-night perfection

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SWAP'ra Gala, Opera Holland Park review - all-women stars and scenes

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theartsdesk in Riga - 43,290 Latvians sing and dance for their country

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DVD: That Summer

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Proms at...Roundhouse / Proms 9 & 11 review - rituals from Messiaen to Mahler

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theartsdesk at the Ravenna Festival - Italians, Ukrainians and an American promote peace

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Saul, Glyndebourne review - from extravaganza to phantasmagoria

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L'Ange de Nisida / JPYAP Summer Programme, Royal Opera - buoyant touch in Donizetti bagatelle

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Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera Holland Park - stylish staging, world-class singing

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall 1, Perianes, Calidore String Quartet review - mysteries and revelations

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Prom 3, BBC Young Musician at 40 review - multi-layered birthday cake

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Isabeau, Opera Holland Park review - Mascagni's lumpy Godiva-ride rarity

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theartsdesk at the East Neuk Festival 2018 - Bach as bedrock

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Pelléas et Mélisande, Glyndebourne review - frigid metatheatre

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Anthony Marwood and Friends, Peasmarsh Festival - elegies in a country church

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The Turn of the Screw, ENO, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre review - one dimension, not four

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