sat 24/07/2021

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

Le Comte Ory, Garsington Opera review - high musical style and broad dramatic comedy

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Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance, Royal Opera review – breathtaking young talent

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L'amico Fritz, Opera Holland Park review - slow-burning love, Italian style

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East Neuk Festival 2021 / Benjamin Baker, Fidelio Orchestra Café review – singing in the rain

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The Cunning Little Vixen, Opera Holland Park review - imagine the forest, enjoy the music-making

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Wonderful Town, Quick Fantastic, Opera Holland Park review - everybody's swinging it

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Grange Festival review - heroic comedy in hard times

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Tenebrae, Short, Saffron Hall review - from dark shadows to bright heavens

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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021 Final, BBC Four review – an embarrassment of vocal riches

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Ivan the Terrible, Grange Park Opera review - from tsar to Stalin in five lopsided scenes

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Happy Days, Riverside Studios review - memory, madness and melancholy

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Der Rosenkavalier, Garsington Opera review - musical marvels, drama less often fulfilled

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Matthews, LPO, Ticciati, Glyndebourne review - out of this world

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Uchida, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review - Bach to the future

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Eugene Onegin, Garsington Opera review - choral and orchestral opulence for Tchaikovsky

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Bronfman, Philharmonia, Salonen, RFH review – celebration around C major

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Off the Rails review - go for the scenery, not the script

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Reclaiming Amy, BBC Two review - Winehouse family and friend...

“My worst fear? What am I scared of?” Amy Winehouse ponders. She pauses thoughtfully: “Myself.”

Ten years to the day since she died, ...

Album: Anne-Marie - Therapy

Anne-Marie Nicholson is a hard-working young woman from Essex whose career description is “Global Girl-next-door Pop Star”. She has incrementally...

Le Comte Ory, Garsington Opera review - high musical style a...

Play it straight and you’ll get more laughs: that’s the standard advice on great operatic comedies like the masterpieces of the Gilbert &...

Album: Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 50 years since I splurged a day’s Saturday pay on For Everyman, Jackson Browne’s second...

Lava, Bush Theatre review - poetic writing, mesmerically per...

What’s in a name? In Benedict Lombe’s incendiary...

Riders of Justice review - revenge, coincidence and the mean...

All events are products of a series of preceding events. Or is life just a chain of coincidences? And if so, what’s the point in anything?...