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

Performance Schedule

  • 19:00 18 May 2017
    Stockholms Konserthus, STOCKHOLM

    BEETHOVEN ‘Missa Solemnis’

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

    Soprano: Camilla Tilling
    Alto: Katija Dragojevic 
    TENOR: TOBY SPENCE
    BASS: ADAM PLACHETKA

  • 15:00 20 May 2017
    Stockholms Konserthus, STOCKHOLM

    BEETHOVEN ‘Missa Solemnis’

    Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

    Soprano: Camilla Tilling
    Alto: Katija Dragojevic 
    TENOR: TOBY SPENCE
    BASS: ADAM PLACHETKA

  • 20:00 20 Jun 2017
    Liceu Barcelona, BARCELONA

    MOZART Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni: Carlos Álvarez
    Il Commendatore: Mariano Buccino
    Donna Anna: Vanessa Goikoetxea
    Don Ottavio: Toby Spence
    Donna Elvira: Myrtò Papatanasiu
    Leporello: Anatoli Sivko
    Masetto: Toni Marsol
    Zerlina: Rocío Ignacio

    Conductor: Josep Pons
    Director: Kasper Holten

  • 20:00 22 Jun 2017
    Liceu Barcelona, BARCELONA

    MOZART Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni: Carlos Álvarez
    Il Commendatore: Mariano Buccino
    Donna Anna: Vanessa Goikoetxea
    Don Ottavio: Toby Spence
    Donna Elvira: Myrtò Papatanasiu
    Leporello: Anatoli Sivko
    Masetto: Toni Marsol
    Zerlina: Rocío Ignacio

    Conductor: Josep Pons
    Director: Kasper Holten

  • 20:00 27 Jun 2017
    Liceu Barcelona, BARCELONA

    MOZART Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni: Carlos Álvarez
    Il Commendatore: Mariano Buccino
    Donna Anna: Vanessa Goikoetxea
    Don Ottavio: Toby Spence
    Donna Elvira: Myrtò Papatanasiu
    Leporello: Anatoli Sivko
    Masetto: Toni Marsol
    Zerlina: Rocío Ignacio

    Conductor: Josep Pons
    Director: Kasper Holten

  • 20:00 01 Jul 2017
    Liceu Barcelona, BARCELONA

    MOZART Don Giovanni

    Don Giovanni: Carlos Álvarez
    Il Commendatore: Mariano Buccino
    Donna Anna: Vanessa Goikoetxea
    Don Ottavio: Toby Spence
    Donna Elvira: Myrtò Papatanasiu
    Leporello: Anatoli Sivko
    Masetto: Toni Marsol
    Zerlina: Rocío Ignacio

    Conductor: Josep Pons
    Director: Kasper Holten

  • 07:00 15 Jul 2017
    Staatstheater Karlsruhe, KARLSRUHE

    MOZART La Clemenza di Tito

    TOBY SPENCE (Tito)
    Anna Bonitatibus (Sesto)

    Director: Patrick Kinmonth

From The Green Room

Discography

 

Repertoire

Opera
ADES The Tempest/ Ferdinand
BERNSTEIN Candide/ Candide
BRITTEN Billy Budd / Captain Vere
Curlew River/ Madwoman
Rape of Lucretia/ Male Chorus
Turn of the Screw/ Peter Quint
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/ Idomeneo
Die Zauberflöte/ Tamino
La Clemenza di Tito/ Tito
OFFENBACH La belle Helene/ Paris
J STRAUSS Die Fledermaus/Eisenstein
R STRAUSS Die Schweigsame Frau/ Henry Morosus
STRAVINSKY The Rake’s Progress/ Tom Rakewell
THOMAS: Hamlet/ Laertes
VERDI Falstaff/ Fenton
WAGNER Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg/ David

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.