Toby Spence has been talking to the Times this morning about his five-year struggle with advanced thyroid cancer, and how Freudian psychoanalysis helped him cope.
Working in New York, he set up his laptop behind his head to skype his (unseen) therapist, getting up at “unbelievable hours” because of the time zone. “I would see the sun coming up on those days and I would just talk.”
He’s about to open in Satyagraha at ENO.
Full interview here.
Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera