born 11 September 1973 St. John's
He studied in St. John's, Toronto and Aldeburgh, and then entered the Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company Toronto, where he
later also sang as a soloist. He appeared throughout the Canadian and US provinces (notably at Edmonton Opera, Vancouver Opera and Calgary
Opera), in Québec, Montréal, at the New York City Opera, at the Metropolitan Opera (just a handful of performances),
in Stuttgart, Köln, Frankfurt, Sydney, São Paulo, Copenhagen, Bregenz, Glasgow, at the Edinburgh Festival and the Teatre
del Liceu in Barcelona (2021).
He made Don José his signature role; other than that, he was Bacchus, Paul, Calaf, Arrigo, Erik, Cavaradossi, Pinkerton,
Rodolfo, Hoffmann, Roméo, Duca, Alfredo, Macduff or Pollione.
Earlier recordings reveal some fine qualities (good top, beautiful piani with a relatively dramatic voice), but the always either
husky or nasal sound already hints to a problem with the placement of the voice. Consequently, over time, he developed a disturbing
wobble, and the top became awfully pinched at times (not always).
Reference 1, reference 2 and picture source:
Copyright for the picture: Alexandra Lennox