Nicky Spence OBE

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