Tonight launches Nicky Spence’s 2018/19 season with his return to the Opéra National de Paris as Ein Hirt & Ein Junger Seemann in Peter Sellars’ production of Tristan und Isolde. The season also sees his role as Tall Prisoner in Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at La Monnaie and also for the Opéra National de Lyon. Nicky will also play the Messenger & Shipman in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan also for La Monnaie. In a world premiere performance, Nicky will play the role of Sergeant Johnny Strong in Iain Bell’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel at the English National Opera. Nicky will also be singing his first Parsifal (Act III) in concert with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder.