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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

Loro review – hedonism must have an end

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Javier Perianes, QEH review - not a Spanish fire-eater but a world-class poet

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Faust, Royal Opera review - fusty Gounod still dances

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Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel, English National Opera review - powerful ensemble, wrong subject

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Berenice, Royal Opera/London Handel Festival review - luminous shenanigans in the Linbury

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La forza del destino, Royal Opera review - generous voices, dramatic voids

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Faust, Matthews, LSO, Haitink, Barbican review - glimpses of heaven

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Birmingham Opera Company review - searing music-theatre for all

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Fellner, LSO, Haitink, Barbican review - the master at 90

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Robert Menasse: The Capital review - much more than just an EU satire

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Berlioz Requiem, Spyres, Philharmonia Orchestra, Nelson, St Paul's Cathedral review - masses and voids

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Medea, Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Barbican review - lacerating contemporary tragedy

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Bernheim, Finley, LSO, Pappano, Barbican review - top Italians in second gear

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Guildhall School review - earthy, energetic Britten

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A Previn treasury

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

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