Nicky Spence sings Strauss’ Caecile, accompanied by Roger Vignoles, recorded for Richard Strauss: The Complete Songs Vol. 8, released on Hyperion in July 2017.
“Nicky Spence is superb. The voice has recently grown to encompass more heroic roles and we hear that in this selection, in the bright, lively tone and ringing top – not always sounding totally settled, but exciting nonetheless. He deals heroically with Strauss’s more outrageous demands and, perhaps most importantly, he has just the right interpretative keenness and enthusiasm to put a persuasive case for everything he sings here.” Hugo Shirley, Gramophone