Tenor

Toby Spence

Introduction

Toby Spence has sung with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Paris Opera, English National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro Real, Madrid, Theater an der Wien, and the Hamburgische Staatsoper, and at the Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh festivals.

On the concert platform he works with Sir Simon Rattle, Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adés, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Semyon Bychkov.

Engagements for the coming season include Captain Vere in the Teatro Real’s new production of Billy Budd and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Liceu Barcelona. In concert, Toby will appear with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony..


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Performance Schedule

  • 19:30 16 Dec 2017 Philharmonie de Paris, PARIS More info  

    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN The Seasons/Die Jahreszeiten

    Soprano: Mari Eriksmoen
    Tenor: Toby Spence
    Baritone: Daniel Schmutzhard
    Conductor: Douglas Boyd

  • 19:30 19 Dec 2017 Royal Albert Hall, LONDON More info  

    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah

    Soprano: Ailish Tynan
    Mezzo: Renata Pokupic
    Tenor: Toby Spence
    Bass: Sir Willard White
    Conductor: Brian Wright

  • 19:30 15 Jan 2018 Royal Festival Hall, LONDON More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2
    Interval
    TIPPETT A Child of our Time

    Conductor: Edward Gardner
    Soprano: Sophie Bevan
    Mezzo: Alice Coote
    Tenor: Toby Spence
    Bass: Brindley Sherratt

  • 19:00 01 Feb 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    PHILIP GLASS Satyagraha

    Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Director: Phelim Mcdermott
    M. K. Gandhi: Toby Spence
    Miss Schlesen: Charlotte Beament
    Mrs Naidoo: Anna-clare Monk
    Kasturbai: Stephanie Marshall
    Mr Kallenbach: Nicholas Folwell
    Mrs Alexander: Sarah Pring
    Prince Arjuna: Eddie Wade

  • 19:00 07 Feb 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    PHILIP GLASS Satyagraha

    Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Director: Phelim Mcdermott
    M. K. Gandhi: Toby Spence
    Miss Schlesen: Charlotte Beament
    Mrs Naidoo: Anna-clare Monk
    Kasturbai: Stephanie Marshall
    Mr Kallenbach: Nicholas Folwell
    Mrs Alexander: Sarah Pring
    Prince Arjuna: Eddie Wade

  • 18:00 10 Feb 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    PHILIP GLASS Satyagraha

    Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Director: Phelim Mcdermott
    M. K. Gandhi: Toby Spence
    Miss Schlesen: Charlotte Beament
    Mrs Naidoo: Anna-clare Monk
    Kasturbai: Stephanie Marshall
    Mr Kallenbach: Nicholas Folwell
    Mrs Alexander: Sarah Pring
    Prince Arjuna: Eddie Wade

  • 19:00 14 Feb 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    PHILIP GLASS Satyagraha

    Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Director: Phelim Mcdermott
    M. K. Gandhi: Toby Spence
    Miss Schlesen: Charlotte Beament
    Mrs Naidoo: Anna-clare Monk
    Kasturbai: Stephanie Marshall
    Mr Kallenbach: Nicholas Folwell
    Mrs Alexander: Sarah Pring
    Prince Arjuna: Eddie Wade

  • 19:00 16 Feb 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    PHILIP GLASS Satyagraha

    Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Director: Phelim Mcdermott
    M. K. Gandhi: Toby Spence
    Miss Schlesen: Charlotte Beament
    Mrs Naidoo: Anna-clare Monk
    Kasturbai: Stephanie Marshall
    Mr Kallenbach: Nicholas Folwell
    Mrs Alexander: Sarah Pring
    Prince Arjuna: Eddie Wade

  • 19:00 22 Feb 2018 London Coliseum, LONDON More info  

    PHILIP GLASS Satyagraha

    Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Director: Phelim Mcdermott
    M. K. Gandhi: Toby Spence
    Miss Schlesen: Charlotte Beament
    Mrs Naidoo: Anna-clare Monk
    Kasturbai: Stephanie Marshall
    Mr Kallenbach: Nicholas Folwell
    Mrs Alexander: Sarah Pring
    Prince Arjuna: Eddie Wade

From The Green Room

Discography

 

Repertoire

OPERATIC REPERTOIRE INCLUDES:

ADES
‘The Tempest’ (Ferdinand)

BARBER
‘Vanessa’ (Anatol)

BERNSTEIN
‘Candide’ (title role)

BRITTEN
‘Billy Budd’ (Captain Vere)
‘Curlew River’ (Madwoman)
‘Gloriana’ (Robert Devereux)
‘Rape of Lucretia’ (Male Chorus)
‘Turn of the Screw’ (Peter Quint)

GLASS
‘Satyagraha’ (Ghandi)

GLUCK
‘Iphigénie en Tauride’ (Pylades)

GOUNOD
‘Faust’ (Faust)

HANDEL
‘Acis and Galatea’ (Acis)
‘Hercules’ (Hyllas)

MONTERVERDI
‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse’ (Telemaco)

MOZART
‘Così fan tutte’ (Ferrando)
‘Don Giovanni’ (Don Ottavio)
‘Idomeneo’ (title role)
‘Die Zauberflöte’ (Tamino)
‘La Clemenza di Tito’ (Tito)

OFFENBACH
‘La belle Helene’ (Paris)

STRAUSS, J.
‘Die Fledermaus’ (Eisenstein)

STRAUSS R.
‘Die Schweigsame Frau’ (Henry Morosus)

STRAVINSKY
‘The Rake’s Progress’ (Tom Rakewell)

TCHAIKOVSKY
‘Eugene Onegin’ (Lensky)

THOMAS
‘Hamlet’ (Laertes)

VERDI
‘Falstaff’ (Fenton)

WAGNER
‘Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg’ (David)

 

CONCERT REPERTOIRE INCLUDES:

BACH
‘St Matthew Passion’
‘St John Passion’
‘B minor Mass’

BEETHOVEN
‘Missa Solemnis’
Symphony no.9
‘Christus am Oelberg’

BERLIOZ
‘Grand Messe des Mortes’
‘L’enfant du Christ’
‘Les Nuits d’ete’

BERNSTEIN
‘Mass’

BRITTEN
‘Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings’
‘Les Illuminations’
‘Nocturne’
‘War Requiem’
‘Ballad of Heroes’
‘Cantata Misericordium’
‘Saint Nicholas’

BRUCKNER
‘Mass in F minor’
‘Mass in D minor’
‘Te Deum’

BRUCH
‘Das Lied von der Glocke’

DELIUS
‘Song of the High Hills’

DOVE
‘There was a Child’

ELGAR
‘The Dream of Gerontius’

FINZI
‘Dies Natalis’

HANDEL
‘La resurrezione’
‘Messiah’

HAYDN
‘Mass in B-flat Major’
‘The Creation’

JANACEK
‘The Diary of One Who Disappeared’

LULLY
‘Grands Motets’

LUTOSLAWSKI
‘Paroles Tissées’

MAHLER
‘Das Lied von der Erde’
‘Das klagende Lied’
‘Des Knaben Wunderhorn’

MENDELSSOHN
‘Lobgesang’
‘Die erste Walpurgisnacht’
‘Elijah’

MOZART
‘Mass in C minor’
‘Vesperae Solennes de Confessore’
‘Requiem’

PURCELL
‘Ode to St Cecilia’

RAMEAU
Les Boréades

ROSSINI
‘Stabat Mater’

SCHUBERT
‘Offertorium for tenor, choir and orchestra’

STRAVINSKY
‘Perséphone’

SZYMANOWSKI
‘Symphony no.3’

TIPPETT
‘A Child of Our Time’

Articles

The Road Ahead
Ashutosh Khandekar / Opera Now / November 2013
Click here to read article

An introspective journey
John Allison / The Sunday Telegraph / 5 May 2013
Click here to read article

Toby Spence on his role in Eugene Onegin
Neil Fisher / The Times / 12 November 2011
Click here to read interview

Spence sings his first Lensky at ENO this month
Roger Pines / Opera Magazine / November 2011
Click here to read the article

Wardsbrook

In addition to his busy singing career, Toby – with his brother Magnus – has launched an exciting recital series in Wardsbrook, East Sussex. The concerts take place in a beautifully converted Tudor barn in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The series in 2013 features four wonderful recitalists – Stéphane Degout, Sarah Connolly, Sir Thomas Allen and Christiane Karg – along with the accompanist Malcolm Martineau, with all the proceeds of the events going to St. Michael’s Hospice in Hastings. For information on the Wardsbrook concerts please click here.

To listen to Toby talking about Wardsbrook on Radio 4, please click here.