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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

DVD/Blu-Ray: Der müde Tod

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La clemenza di Tito, Glyndebourne review - fine musical manoeuvres in the dark

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Robin Ticciati on conducting Mozart - 'I wanted to create a revolution in the minds of the players'

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Prom 9 review: Fidelio, BBCPO, Mena - classy prison drama rarely blazes

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Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, Royal Opera review - vocal promise, poor stagecraft

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Prom 3: Faust, COE, Haitink - Europeans tread air under 88-year-old master

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El-Khoury, Spyres, Hallé, Rizzi, Cadogan Hall review - bel canto lives again

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Orange Is the New Black, Season 5, Netflix review - counterpoint in a three-day prison riot

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Kozhukhin, LSO, Rattle, Barbican

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East Neuk Festival review - Schubert, brass and nine electric guitars

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theartsdesk at Budapest Wagner Days: Bayreuth on the Danube

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Mitridate, Re di Ponto, Royal Opera review - Crowe and costumes light up pointless revival

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Albert Herring, The Grange Festival review - playing it straight yields classic comedy gold

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Kuusisto, London Chamber Orchestra, Ashkenazy, Cadogan Hall

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theartsdesk at the Istanbul Music Festival: East and West in perfect balance

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Hamlet, Glyndebourne review - integrity if not genius in Brett Dean's score

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The Wall review - action undercut by too much talk

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DVD/Blu-Ray: Der müde Tod

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Mosquitoes, National Theatre review - Olivias Colman and Wil...

There's enough plot for a dozen plays buzzing its way through Mosquitoes, Lucy Kirkwood's play that uses the backdrop of the Large Hadron...

Against the Law, BBC Two review - uplifting and deeply movin...

The thing almost no one remembers about the great Nora Ephron/Rob Reiner 1989 romcom When Harry Met Sally is that the love story is...

Girl from the North Country, Old Vic review – Dylan songs hi...

Plays with songs in, or more precisely plays with famous songs in, can feel like the uncanny valley of theatre. They’re not quite musicals and not...

CD: Ben Lukas Boysen & Sebastian Plano - Everything

The orchestral-electronic sounds which the Erased Tapes label epitomises exist balanced on a knife-edge of extreme tastefulness. Not quite fitting...