Hayley Swanton


Canadian soprano Hayley Swanton is often recognized for her strong stage presence and poised singing. As a soprano soloist, her concert highlights across Canada and the U.K. include Bach's B Minor Mass and Magnificat, Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, Dixit Dominus, and Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Solemn Vespers, and Requiem, as well as Vivaldi's Gloria. She is an accomplished recitalist, and in 2017 gave the world premiere of the Henry Kunkelmann autographs of Debussy’s Pierrot, Les roses, and Rondel Chinois with pianist David Jones. Hayley also regularly collaborates with pianist Rachel Fright. They were finalists in the prestigious 2019 Patricia Routledge National English Song Competition and have also been featured performing Debussy’s Apparition on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters programme entitled 'Debussy’s Paris'.

On the operatic stage, Hayley has performed the roles of Cleopatra from Handel's Giulio Cesare (Toronto, Canada) and Despina from Mozart's Cosi fan tutte (Ottawa, Canada). In 2018, she shadowed the role of Oscar from Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at Opera North as part of their higher education scheme and is now a member of their extra chorus list. 

An enthusiast of sacred and secular choral music, Hayley has held multiple choral conducting, vocal coaching, and choral scholarship positions and is a dedicated teacher of singing. She holds her Master of Music in Performance (Distinction) from the Royal Northern College of Music.

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