Nicky Spence

Tenor

Biography

Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a voice of real distinction,’ Nicky Spence is fast emerging as ‘one of our brightest young tenors.’ An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence’s unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship are steadfastly earning him a place at the top of the profession.

Nicky’s 2016/17 Season include a return to Opéra de Paris for Andrès in Wozzeck, Alwa in Lulu at ENO under Mark Wigglesworth, Tichon Kátya Kabanová at Seattle Opera, and a reprisal of his portrayal of Števa in Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera in their new British home. Other highlights include his role debut of Mime in a recorded performance of Das Rheingold with the Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, and Bruckner’s Te Deum under Donald Runnicles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. CD releases include the last volume in the Strauss Song Series with Roger Vignoles (Hyperion), a disc of Buxton Orr Songs with Iain Burnside (Delphian) and concert appearances at the Barbican, Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.

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Reviews

“His French is remarkably idiomatic, and he finds colours and chiaroscuro shading in the music”

Hugh Canning

The Sunday Times

“Nicky Spence is one of our brightest young tenors”

Richard Morrison

The Times