Toby Spence/Julian Milford at Wigmore Hall, London

Spence_small.jpgTim Ashley [The Guardian, 28 October 2005]
It has been a good year for Toby Spence. The handsome young tenor became something of a star at this summer’s Edinburgh festival with a startling performance in Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River. He delivered an equally brilliant Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute for English National Opera. Finally, we have this Wigmore Hall recital, which also marks him out as an idiosyncratic, if forceful, interpreter of Brahms and Mahler.