Boy Donne good: Toby Spence in Tippett and Britten III, Aldeburgh Festival

Although his words could have been crisper, all the songs came across with a pleasing sense of flow, Spence’s light lyric tenor happily expanding to the rafters at Snape, when the previous night he hadn’t always quite filled his lines at Garsington. Spence had sounded like he had found Idomeneo‘s title role quite a stretch the previous evening, but he showed no signs of fatigue this following evening; indeed, he immediately came across as more relaxed, more comfortable and absolutely more at home in this English repertoire.

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