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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 2, Walker, Sinfonia of London, Wilson review - sensuousness and subtlety in excelsis

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Prom 1, Verdi's Requiem, BBCSO, Oramo review - introspective sorrow and consolation between the blazes

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theartsdesk at the Ravenna Festival 2022 - body and soul in perfect balance

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The Turn of the Screw, Garsington Opera review - terrors and tragedy

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theartsdesk at the East Neuk Festival 2022 - on Cloud Nine for five days of the greatest music-making

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Così fan tutte, Royal Opera review - vibrant youth and vocal beauty

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theartsdesk in Zurich - forging a brilliant new Ring

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theartsdesk Q&A: bass-baritone Christopher Purves on communicating everything from Handel to George Benjamin

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George Fu, St Martin-in-the-Fields review - high intellect and visceral shocks

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Violet, Music Theatre Wales/Britten-Pears Arts review - well sung and played, but to what end?

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Ulysses, Abbey Theatre / The Tin Soldier, Gate Theatre, Dublin review - peerless Joyce marathon, Andersen squashed

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theartsdesk at the Dublin International Chamber Music Festival - extraordinary women to the fore

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Maria Stuarda, Irish National Opera review – two queens sing for the crown, with spectacular results

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Orfeo ed Euridice, Blackwater Valley Opera Festival review - heavenly possibilities, devils at work in the details

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Davidsen, Oslo Philharmonic, Mäkelä, Barbican review - full workout for the nervous system

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LSO, Pappano, Barbican review - four centuries of Italian music on parade

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