Soloist – Toby Spence, Tenor
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.
Recent operatic engagements Captain Vere in the Teatro Real’s new production of Billy Budd and at Covent Garden, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at the Liceu Barcelona, Anatol Vanessa at Frankfurt Opera and Ghandi Satyagraha for English National Opera.
Toby will begin this season with a performance as Pylades in Iphigénie with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Ateneul Român in Bucharest, followed by an appearance in the title role of Lazarus at the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Later in the season he will appear twice as Florestan in Fidelio, firstly at the Stavanger Concert Hall, then at the Garsington Opera and round it off with two performances of Janáček’s Osud at the National Theatre Brno. On the concert platform, Toby will be performing Mahler’s Das Klagendes Lied and Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht with the Housten Symphony, as well as the former’s Symphony of a Thousand at Atlanta Symphony Hall and Das Lied von der Erde at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos. In Bratislava he will sing The Dream of Gerontius at the Slovak Philharmonic Concert Hall, followed shortly by a performance of the Missa Solemnis at the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic. 2020 will also see three performances of Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings at the Prague Rudolfinum, the Auditorium de l’Orchestre National de Lyon and the Ishikawa Ongakudo Concert Hall, as well as Haydn’s Creation at the Barbican.
With Arcangelo 2019/20: Haydn ‘Creation’ in concert.