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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 - 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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Kiss Me, Kate, Opera North, London Coliseum review - Cole Porter delivered in true company style

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theartsdesk at Leipzig's Blüthner Piano Factory - a perfect family business

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Julius Caesar, BBC Four review - electrifying TV launch of all-women Shakespeare trilogy

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Mamzer Bastard, Royal Opera, Hackney Empire review - inert Hasidic music-drama

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theartsdesk at the Setúbal Music Festival 2018: youth leads the way

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