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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

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Ádám Fischer, Barbican review - ferocious Mahler 9 without inscape

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Gently Down the Stream, Park Theatre review - gay history sifted for compact drama

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Elīna Garanča, Malcolm Martineau, Wigmore Hall review - towards transcendence

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Ek, CBSO, Gražinytė-Tyla, Symphony Hall, Birmingham review - epics of sea and land

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Schumann Series 3 & 4, LSO, Gardiner, Barbican review - upstanding brilliance

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The Good Person of Szechwan, Pushkin Drama Theatre, Barbican review - slick Russian Brecht

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Rachvelishvili, ROH Orchestra, Pappano, Royal Opera House review - perfect night and day

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Katya Kabanova, Royal Opera review - inner torment incarnate

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Lupu, Philharmonia, Järvi, RFH review - concerto magical in parts, symphony stupendous

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Bach B minor Mass, BBCSO, Butt, Barbican review - large-scale losses and a few gains

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Die Walküre, LPO, Jurowski, RFH review - love shines out

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Bang on a Can All-Stars, Kings Place review - a kaleidoscope of vibrant sound and vision

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The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera review - uneven cast prey to overthought concept

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Best of 2018: Classical concerts

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Best of 2018: Opera

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Ed Vulliamy: When Words Fail review - the band plays on

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Eden, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs review - thoughtful comme...

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Phyllida Barlow: Cul-de-sac, Royal Academy review - unadulte...

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Old Boys film review - short but not especially sweet

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CD: Royal Trux - White Stuff

It's 18 years since the last Royal Trux album, but it might just...

The Monstrous Child, Royal Opera, Linbury Theatre review - f...

Hel, heroine of Gavin Higgins and Francesca Simon’s new opera, is the illegitimate daughter of the Norse god Loki. In many ways The Monstrous...

Equus, Theatre Royal Stratford East review - thrilling physi...

There is no doubt that Peter Shaffer's Equus is a modern classic. But does that justify reviving this 1973 hit play in our current social...

Sleeping with Extremists: The Far Right, Channel 4 review -...

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Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Young Vic review - sha...

An entirely electric leading performance from the fast-rising Ukweli Roach is the reason for being for revisiting Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train...