Guest Artists

John EvansJohn Evans, a Welsh native, has lectured on Britten throughout the United Kingdom and North America. His many publications include Benjamin Britten: Pictures from a Life 1913–1976, A Britten Source Book, The Britten Companion and opera handbooks on Peter Grimes, Gloriana, The Turn of the Screw and Death in Venice. He was Research Scholar at the Britten-Pears Library for five years until he joined the BBC in 1985 as a music producer. In 1998 he assumed executive and artistic responsibility for the BBC’s Orchestras and Choirs, and in 2000 he became head of music policy and production. Evans joined the Oregon Bach Festival in the summer of 2007 as President and Executive Director.


Marcia SwanstonMarcia Swanston, mezzosoprano, has performed with major symphony orchestras and opera companies across Canada and the U.S., including the Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera and Calgary Opera. She completed studies in England at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by study at the Britten-Pears School. She joined the faculty of Dalhousie University in 2001.

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