Glyn Evans

(David) Glyn Evans. Tenor, b Brampton, Ont, 17 Feb 1941; Artist Diploma opera (Toronto) 1973. Evans made his professional debut in 1965 in a performance of Messiah with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir before attending the University of Toronto Opera School as a pupil of Ernesto Vinci.

Evans, Glyn

(David) Glyn Evans. Tenor, b Brampton, Ont, 17 Feb 1941; Artist Diploma opera (Toronto) 1973. Evans made his professional debut in 1965 in a performance of Messiah with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir before attending the University of Toronto Opera School as a pupil of Ernesto Vinci.

With a repertoire of some 30 operas and over 50 oratorios, Evans has performed across Canada with most major orchestras, choirs, and opera companies, including the COC, Manitoba Opera, Pacific Opera, Vancouver Opera, and Stuart Hamilton's Opera in Concert. He toured with the COC 1974-7 through Canada and the USA in La Bohème, La Traviata, and the Barber of Seville and in 1979 sang Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Janáček Symposium in Cleveland. He sang in the premiere performances of Pannell's Aberfan (1977), Somers' Enkidu at the Toronto Free Theatre (1977), Anhalt'sWinthrop (1986), and Glick'sVisions Through Darkness at the 1989 Elora Three Centuries Festival. Best known as an oratorio singer, Evans has sung the tenor solo parts in most of the standard works of the choral-orchestral repertoire, and has distinguished himself in the music of British composers, including Elgar (Dream of Gerontius) and Britten (St Nicholas Cantata and War Requiem), but primarily in Handel's oratorios. In 1984, he made his European debut singing Haydn's Creation with the Orchestre de Lyon in France. In 1989 he completed his first recording, Meet me in St. Louis (Pro Arte CDD-456), with Maureen Forrester and John Arpin. His singing is characterized by clear diction, a rounded sound and a consistent, intelligent performing style with an expressiveness that reflects his Welsh background.

In 1988 Evans adjudicated the vocal solo classes at International Choral Kathaumixw.He taught 1987-91 at Queen's University, and in 1990 joined the faculty of the University of Guelph.