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 2017/18 Season includes two important debuts, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for From the House of the Dead, and at Teatro Real for Pirzel in Die Soldaten. Other highlights include Les Illuminations with the New World Symphony in Miami under Mark Wigglesworth, a recital tour of Janáček The Diary of one who Disappeared and further recital appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival and Chiltern Festival, Leonard Bernstein’s Songfest with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, projects with Geneva Camerata, the Myrthen Ensemble and the London Mozart Players, Bach’s St Matthew Passion with the Bach Choir, and the much anticipated release of the last volume in his Strauss Song Series with Roger Vignoles (Hyperion).
On the opera stage, Nicky created the role of Brian in the world premiere of Nico Muhly's opera Two Boys at ENO, a role he reprised for his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2013. Becoming a great exponent of Janáček's music, Nicky will shortly record The Diary of the one who Disappeared with Julius Drake and has notably appeared in Jenůfa (La Monnaie, Brussels, ENO); Katya Kabanova (Seattle Opera, Opera Holland Park, London) and The Makropoulos Case (Oper Frankfurt).