NickySpence

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Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Nicky

An artist of great integrity, Nicky Spence's unique skills as a singing actor and the rare honesty in his musicianship have earned him a place at the top of the music profession. He was made an OBE in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours.

Recent highlights have included Laca in Claus Guth's new production of Jenůfa for the Royal Opera, Siegmund in Richard Jones' new production of The Valkyrie for the English National Opera, Albert Gregor (Věc Makropulos) for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Tichon in Damiano Michieletto's new production of Káťa Kabanová at the Glyndebourne Festival and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) for Grange Park Opera.

Nicky gives recitals internationally, and records prolifically. In 2020, he won the BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award and Gramophone's Solo Vocal Award for his critically acclaimed recording of Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared. The BBC Music Magazine awarded him Personality of the Year in 2022.

Nicky is a Help Musicians Ambassador and is President-Elect of the Independent Society of Musicians, a position he will take up in the 2024/25 Season.

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23/24 Season Highlights

Oct 2023 - Nov 2023
La Monnaie
Wagner Das Rheingold (Loge)
Jan 2024 - Jan 2024
Barbican, London
Janáček Jenůfa (Števa) London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
Feb 2024 - Mar 2024
Opéra national de Paris
Adès The Exterminating Angel (Edmundo, Marquès de Nobile)