Nicky Spence


Scottish-born Nicky Spence trained at the GSMD and the National Opera Studio. 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.

Highlights in Nicky’s 2019/20 season include Heurtebise in Philip Glass’ Orphée for the English National Opera, Manolios in Bohuslav Martinů’s The Greek Passion for Opera North, a return to the Royal Opera as White King/Mad Hatter in Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground as well as role debuts as Prince in Rusalka for the Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg and Lensky in Eugene Onegin for Opera Holland Park.

He has also appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Seattle Opera; L’Opéra national de Paris; La Monnaie, Brussels; Opéra national de Lyon; the Teatro Real in Madrid; the Dutch National Opera and Oper Frankfurt. Future seasons see Nicky make debuts for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the Deutsche Staatsoper and return to the English National Opera, La Monnaie and the Royal Opera.

Nicky gives recitals internationally, appears in concert extensively and records prolifically.

Last updated - May 2020

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