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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 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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Prom 66, Wang, Berlin Philharmonic, Petrenko review - intense perfection

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Prom 63, Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book 2, Schiff review - the universe within

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theartsdesk at the Lucerne Festival - all-Beethoven and all-Ravel concerts from the greatest

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Prom 57, On the Town, LSO, Wilson review - symphonic dances and sassy vocals

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Prom 54, Richter, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer review - independent-minded Hungarians return

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall 6, BBC Singers, Oramo review - excellent choristers need to diversify

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theartsdesk at Itinéraire Baroque 2018 - canaries in front of a Périgord altar

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