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Nicky Spence


Nicky Spence


Hailed by the Daily Telegraph as ‘a voice of real distinction,’ 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.

Highlights of recent seasons include debuts at the Metropolitan Opera in Nico Muhly’s Two Boys, conducted by David Robertson, at the Opéra national de Paris in Schoenberg's Moses und Aron, under the baton of Music Director Philippe Jordan, and a multi-award winning The Master Singers of Nuremberg at the English National Opera with Music Director Edward Gardner.  On the concert stage, the Scottish tenor has been heard in Mendelssohn's Elijah and Bach’s Matthäus-Passion at Royal Festival Hall, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Barbican with the Philharmonia, and in Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with L’Orchestre national d’Île de France and at The Wigmore Hall. 

A prolific recording artist, his discography includes Schumann Lieder with Graham Johnson and numerous projects with his frequent collaborator, Malcolm Martineau, including songs of Britten, Dove, Hoddinott, Messiaen, Turnage, and Wolf on a broad range of labels.

The tenor was nominated by the International Opera Awards for Young Singer of the Year 2015 and also is credited as one of ten artists up for this year’s Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrating the best of up and coming young British talent from across the Arts.

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