Be sure to mark it in your diary: Nicky Spence is returning to La Monnaie! In the past, the Scottish tenor has captured hearts in Brussels with his performances as Števa Buryja in Jenůfa and Nikita in From the House of the Dead. For his recital debut at La Monnaie, however, there will be no Janáček on the programme. Spence sticks closer to his roots, exploring the history of music from the United Kingdom to uncover buried treasures: songs by Peter Dickinson, Mervyn Horder, Michael Tippett, and, of course, Benjamin Britten. In addition to these British composers and some works by Schumann and Schubert, he nonetheless includes a nod of the head to Slavonic music with Shostakovich.