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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

Prom 45, Capuçon, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Nott - scintillating new era for Swiss magicians

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Prom 44, Gringytė, CBSO, Morlot review - eloquently sculpted Gallic riches

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theartsdesk at the Pärnu Music Festival 2018 - Pärt, Leonskaja and friends hard at play

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Vanessa, Glyndebourne review - blowsy histrionics and a great finale

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Proms 25 / 26 review - Russian masters, noodling guitar, late-night perfection

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SWAP'ra Gala, Opera Holland Park review - all-women stars and scenes

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theartsdesk in Riga - 43,290 Latvians sing and dance for their country

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DVD: That Summer

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Proms at...Roundhouse / Proms 9 & 11 review - rituals from Messiaen to Mahler

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theartsdesk at the Ravenna Festival - Italians, Ukrainians and an American promote peace

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Saul, Glyndebourne review - from extravaganza to phantasmagoria

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L'Ange de Nisida / JPYAP Summer Programme, Royal Opera - buoyant touch in Donizetti bagatelle

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Ariadne auf Naxos, Opera Holland Park - stylish staging, world-class singing

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Proms at...Cadogan Hall 1, Perianes, Calidore String Quartet review - mysteries and revelations

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Prom 3, BBC Young Musician at 40 review - multi-layered birthday cake

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Isabeau, Opera Holland Park review - Mascagni's lumpy Godiva-ride rarity

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Edinburgh Fringe 2018 reviews: Rosie Jones/ Marcus Brigstock...

Rosie Jones ★★★

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DVD: Al Berto

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Emilia, Shakespeare's Globe review - polemic disguised...

It feels like Michelle Terry’s first summer season at the Globe...

The Guardians review - beautifully crafted drama

A slow tracking shot over the gassed corpses of soldiers, their masks having failed the ecstasy of fumbling, opens The Guardians....

Prom 44, Gringytė, CBSO, Morlot review - eloquently sculpted...

This should have been the third much-anticipated Prom of the...

CD: Moskus - Mirakler

Last month, theartsdesk reviewed Skadedyr’s Musikk!, an eccentric album which skipped “through...