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Spence, Nicky (tenor)
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Nicky Spence (tenor)

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.

On the opera stage, Nicky Spence created the role of Brian in the world premiere of Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys at English National Opera, a role he reprised for his Metropolitan Opera debut in 2013 conducted by David Robertson. His other recent roles include David in the multi-award winning Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at ENO, Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini at De Nederlandse Opera under Sir Mark Elder, Števa in Jenůfa at La Monnaie and in David Alden’s landmark production at ENO, a Rossini double bill at Welsh National Opera with Carlo Rizzi, Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer in concert with the CBSO under Andris Nelsons and at Scottish Opera, Iago in Rossini’s Otello for the Buxton Festival, and Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte directed by Sir Thomas Allen for Scottish Opera.

An experienced recording artist, Nicky Spence first attracted a long-term recording contract with Universal Classics at a young age and has increasing recognition on stage, radio and television as a presenter and performer alike, having contributed to tours and platinum-selling albums all over the world. The tenor’s discography includes his highly acclaimed 2016 French Song recital disc with Malcolm Martineau entitled Paradis sur Terre which followed their successful debut disc As You Like It.

Nicky was nominated by the International Opera Awards for Young Singer of the Year 2015 and was also nominated for the ‘Times Breakthrough Award’ at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrating the best up and coming young British talent from across the Arts industry.


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