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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

Classical music/Opera direct to home: 3 - Two Jenůfas

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Sondheim at 90 Songs: 2 - 'Epiphany'/'A Little Priest'

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Classical music/Opera direct to home: 2 - Boris Giltburg and Igor Levit

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Classical music/Opera direct to home: 1 - Budapest's Quarantine Soirées

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The Marriage of Figaro, English National Opera review - energised attitudes, lower-level humanism

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Frang, LSO, Pappano, Barbican review - hearing the silence

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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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