(b Rugby, 1944; d Toronto, 2007).
Eng. conductor. Degree in English at London Univ. 1965. Studied cond. privately with Adrian Boult, with Charles Groves at the RLPO, and with John Pritchard. Ch. master Glyndebourne Fest. 1975–7; res. cond. at S. Francisco Opera 1977–89. Chief cond. Canadian Opera Co. from 1989, art. dir. from 1994, gen. dir. from 1998. Oversaw the building of the company's new opera house, opened 2006 with a new prod. of Wagner's Ring. Guest cond. with leading opera comps. and orchs. throughout the world.