Canadian opera singer considered one of the greatest tenors of his time. He won the Birgit Nilsson Prize in 1988 and has received honorary doctorates from prestigious universities, such as York University.
He studied music at the University of British Columbia rose to fame after winning the 1979 CBC Talent Festival.
He has twice performed at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games.
He married a piano teacher named Karen and has two sons.
He appeared in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Fidelio.