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David Nice

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The classical music and opera editor of theartsdesk, David writes, lectures and broadcasts on music. A former music critic for The Guardian and The Sunday Correspondent, he has made regular appearances on BBC Radio 3, not least in the long-running series Building a Library. 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 two Zoom lecture series, Opera in Depth on Mondays and a symphonies course on Thursdays.

Articles By David Nice

Hello, Dolly!, London Palladium review - Imelda Staunton makes every line a deal-broker

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theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2024 - youth, experience and old mastery on the highest level

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theartsdesk Q&A: violinist and music director Pekka Kuusisto on staged Shostakovich, Sibelius, sound architecture and folk fiddling

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Le nozze di Figaro, Garsington Opera review - fine-tuned telling it as it is

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Nardus Williams, Elizabeth Kenny, Spitalfields Music Festival review - layers behind a sweet Tower hour

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Bartlett, Fantasia Orchestra, Fetherstonhaugh, Proms at St Jude's review - Americana both fun and fierce

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Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne review - every number a winner from dazzling revival cast

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theartsdesk at Smetanova Litomyšl - three fascinating operas and a masterpiece superbly vindicated

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theartsdesk at the 2024 Aldeburgh Festival - romantic journeys, cosmic hallucinations and wild stomps

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Abel Selaocoe / Dermot Dunne & Martin Tourish, Dublin International Chamber Music Festival - genius transfigures genius

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Giulio Cesare, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival review - characterful, lustrous Handel on parade

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Murrihy, Martineau, Wigmore Hall review - poise, transformation and rainbow colours

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Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2024 review - curator Steven Isserlis spotlights masterly Fauré and Saint-Saëns

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Jerry’s Girls, Menier Chocolate Factory review - just a parade that passes by

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Carmen, Glyndebourne review - total musical fusion

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Gomyo, National Symphony Orchestra, Kuokman, National Concert Hall, Dublin review - painful brilliance around a heart of darkness

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