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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

The Rake's Progress, Glyndebourne Tour - a classic revitalized

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Die ägyptische Helena, Fulham Opera review - mythological mess impressively handled

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Ridley Road, BBC One review - Jewish community fights Nazi nightmare in 1960s London

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Tamestit, LSO, Ticciati, LSO St Luke's review - viola as chameleon, palpitating Brahms

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Gabriela Montero, Kings Place review - improvising to a Chaplin classic is the icing on a zesty cake

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theartsdesk at the Two Moors Festival - birdsong, gongs and nocturnes in Dartmoor churches

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Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review - the really big orchestra is back for cosmic Strauss

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Jenůfa, Royal Opera review - Janáček scours the soul again in a compelling new take

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Carnac, BCMG, Kemp, Music@Malling Festival - lyrical Turnage frames abstruse fancies

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The Midsummer Marriage, LPO, Gardner, RFH review – Tippett’s cornucopia shines in fits and starts

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Our Future in Your Hands, Peckham School Choirs, Multi-Story Orchestra, Stark, Bold Tendencies review - blazing community epic

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Rigoletto, Royal Opera review - routine clouds the best in this season opener

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Proms Festival Orchestra, Wigglesworth, BBC Proms review - brilliant work in progress, perfect Adagietto

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason, RLPO, Hindoyan, BBC Proms review - wood magic and swashbuckling show-offs

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Tristan und Isolde, Glyndebourne, BBC Proms review - endless love, perfect pace

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theartsdesk at the Birgit Nilsson Days - the rich legacy of a farm girl turned diva

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