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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

Metropolitan Opera At-Home Gala livestream review - classy joy and sorrow in domestic settings

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DVD: Babylon Berlin Series 1-3

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Classical Music/Opera direct to home 8 - from troubled royal rituals to a lone cellist

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Elektra/Der Rosenkavalier, Nightly Met Opera Streams review - searing hits and indulgent misses

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Classical Music/Opera direct to home 7 - Jeremy Denk's well-tempered Bach revelations

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Hilary Mantel: The Mirror & the Light review - magnificence must have an end

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St John Passion, Bachfest Leipzig livestream review - pocket quarantine gospel

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Classical Music/Opera direct to home 6 - Parsifals for Easter

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The Rake's Progress, Complicité online review - well-projected journey from pastoral to madhouse

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Classical Music/Opera direct to home 5 - orchestral manoeuvres in the light

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The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, OperaVision review - claustrophobic visions of terror and beauty

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Czech Philharmonic Benefit Concert online review – profound musicianship in sombre masked fundraiser

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Le nozze di Figaro, Garsington Opera, OperaVision review - natural comedy, musical sublimity

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Classical Music/Opera direct to home 4 - Rattle in the ether

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Classical music/Opera direct to home: 3 - Two Jenůfas

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Sondheim at 90 Songs: 2 - 'Epiphany'/'A Little Priest'

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Pavel Kolesnikov, Wigmore Hall review - the stuff of dreams

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Album: Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Ful...

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Gigantic Cinema: A Weather Anthology review - wild writing t...

Among the French classical composer Claude Debussy’s greatest and characteristically subtle...

Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review – wide range of American v...

There’s an old rule in the theatre that you don’t have to go on if there are more people in the audience than on stage. Last night I counted less...

The Undoing, Sky Atlantic review - trouble in paradise for g...

Plenty of pedigree wattage has been packed into this slickly addictive new HBO drama (showing on...

Northern Chords Festival, Church of St James and St Basil, N...

Whatever happens next – and even in Tier 3 the Royal Liverpool Phlharmonic goes on playing to carefully distanced audiences – this will be...

Blu-ray: Lynn + Lucy

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Nine Lives, Bridge Theatre review - engaging if slim finale...

Call him Ishmael, and the Zimbabwe-born, UK-based writer Zodwa Nyoni has done just that. That's the name of the solo character in Nyoni's slight...

Brecon Baroque, Podger, Brecon Cathedral online review - Bac...

Bach’s Goldberg Variations, written for harpsichord in...