Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

Young Artist in Residence: Jack Swanson

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Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, Jack Swanson and Fred Child in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio in St. Paul, Minn. APM photo/Nate Ryan
16min 17sec : Jack Swanson Interview Part 1
21min 49sec : Jack Swanson Interview Part 2
25min 4sec : Jack Swanson Interview Part 3

Lyric tenor Jack Swanson is a Stillwater, Minn. native currently studying Vocal Performance at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

In 2014, he joined the prestigious Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program. He performed several leading roles while pursuing his undergraduate degree at The University of Oklahoma, including Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Fenton in Falstaff and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni.

Swanson was also a young artist with the Seagle Music Colony for two summers, where he performed the title role in Britten's comedic opera Albert Herring.

In 2015, Swanson placed First in Florida Grand Opera's Young Patroness Competition, The San Antonio Music Club competition and the National Opera Association.

Swanson's concert credits include the entirety of Handel's Messiah and the tenor role in Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ. He is currently a student of renowned voice teacher Stephen King.

Jack Swanson performs with pianist Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell for Performance Today.

Downloads

Download MP3 of Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Download MP3 of Roger Quilter: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

Download MP3 of Benjamin Britten: The Salley Gardens

Download MP3 of Vincenzo Bellini: Ma rendi pur contento from Composizioni da Camara

Download MP3 of Francesco Paolo Tosti: L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra from 4 Canzoni d'Amaranta

Download MP3 of Leonard Bernstein: Maria from West Side Story

Download MP3 of Franz Lehar: Gern hab ich gefrau'n gekusst from Paganini

Download MP3 of Gaetano Donizetti: Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fete! from Daughter of the Regiment


Jack Swanson performs L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra by Francesco Paolo Tosti

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Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell, Jack Swanson and Fred Child in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio in St. Paul, Minn. APM photo/Nate Ryan
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Jack Swanson and Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell perform in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio in St. Paul, Minn. APM photo/Nate Ryan
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Jack Swanson stands in patriot socks at his mark in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio in St. Paul, Minn. APM photo/Nate Ryan
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Jack Swanson Courtesy of the artist