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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

CBSO Chorus, Czech Philharmonic, Bychkov, Barbican review - a mass of life

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Russians and friends play on for Ukraine

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The Telephone / Miss Fortune, Guildhall School review - brilliantly-executed double bill

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The Golden Cockerel, English Touring Opera review - no crowing over this henhouse

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Henry V, Donmar Warehouse review - playing at war

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‘Slava Ukraini!’: Russian musicians worldwide show solidarity

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When We Dead Awaken, The Norwegian Ibsen Company, Coronet Theatre review - living death, dying life

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Rachlin, Oslo PO, Mäkelä, Oslo Konserthus/Perianes, LPO, Berman, RFH review - the best-laid plans…

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Rigoletto, Royal Opera review - second time lucky

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The Cunning Little Vixen, English National Opera review - half-realised men and beasts

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This Is Going To Hurt, BBC One review - hospital drama with a realistic difference

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Kantorow, Philharmonia, Rouvali, RFH review – a new brilliance on the London concert scene

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Bajazet, Irish National Opera, Linbury Theatre review – robust but a bit rough

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Stikhina, Kowaljow, LSO, Noseda, Barbican review - dramatic songs of death, electrifying dances of life

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Fischer, LPO, Søndergård, RFH review - poised Mozart, lean and hungry Strauss

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Theodora, Royal Opera review - God, love, sex, death - and terrorism

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