John Mark Ainsley

Biography

Born: July 9, 1963; Cheshire, England  
John Mark Ainsley is a leading British tenor especially associated with repertory from the Classical era and earlier. He studied at Oxford, where his teacher was Diane Forlano. In his earliest professional appearances, he established himself as a Mozart tenor, including the role of Idomeneo at the Welsh National Opera and as Don Ottavio at the Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne Festivals. His first American appearances were in concerts in New York Read more and Boston, and in 1992 he debuted with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

His first Viennese appearances were in performances of both the St. Matthew and St John Passions by Bach with the Musik Verein in 1992. The conductor on those occasions was Peter Schreier, who is also one of the era's finest lieder and Bach tenors. Among his other leading roles are the title part of Gluck's Orfeo (his debut role at the Netherlands Opera, 1966), Tito in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito (for his first appearance in Sydney, 1997), Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and Jonathan in Nielsen's Saul and David. He has sung and recorded the role of Lysander in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

He is also an active recitalist and concert artist who has appeared with Les Musiciens du Louvre, the New York Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, L'Orchestre de Paris, the London Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Boston Symphony. He records for several labels, but is most closely associated with Hyperion, which has selected him to appear on six discs of its great series of the complete Schubert songs. His repertory for that company includes music of Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Warlock, William Lloyd Webber, Grainger, Britten, Ireland, Finzi, and Quilter. Read less
Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia / Ainsley, Boylan, Bayley, Melrose, Maltman
Release Date: 01/28/2014   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 1123   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $29.99
DVD: $23.99
In Stock
On sale!   $29.99   DVD:  $23.99 Add DVD to Cart

Britten: Billy Budd / Elder, Ainsley, Ens, Paterson, Imbrailo [Blu-ray]
Release Date: 06/28/2011   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 7086   Number of Discs: 1
On sale! $39.99
Blu-ray Video: $31.99
In Stock
On sale!   $39.99   Blu-ray Video:  $31.99 Add to Cart

Britten: Billy Budd / Elder, Ainsley, Ens, Paterson, Imbrailo
Release Date: 06/28/2011   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 1051   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $39.99
DVD: $31.99
In Stock
On sale!   $39.99   DVD:  $31.99 Add DVD to Cart

Richard Hickox Conducts Sir John Tavener
Release Date: 06/26/2012   Label: Chandos  
Catalog: 241   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $18.99
CD: $14.99
In Stock
On sale!   $18.99   CD:  $14.99 Add CD to Cart

Monteverdi: L'orfeo / Ainsley, Balleys, Stubbs, Chance
Release Date: 10/29/2013   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 6007   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $19.99
DVD: $15.99
In Stock
On sale!   $19.99   DVD:  $15.99 Add DVD to Cart

Browse 1-25 of 148 Available Recordings
1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 1.
    The Decca Sound [Repackaged Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002434502 Release Date: 01/29/2016   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla,  Claude Debussy,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Teresa Berganza,  Alfredo Campoli,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Cecilia Bartoli  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Anatole Fistoulari,  Vladimir Ashkenazy  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $181.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $181.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 2.
    Handel: Partenope / Jaroussky, Gauvin, Minasi, Il Pomo D'oro
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 553021 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Karina Gauvin,  Philippe Jaroussky,  Emöke Barath,  Luca Tittoto  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Minasi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pomo d'Oro
    Recommendation
    CD: $28.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $28.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 3.
    A Britten Collection [5-blu-ray Disc Set]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7189 Release Date: 10/30/2015   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Christopher Purves,  Francesco Malvuccio,  Ida Falk Winland,  Peter Hoare  ... 
    Conductor:  Robin Ticciati,  Paul Daniel,  Mark Elder,  Edward Gardner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  English National Opera Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $79.99
    Blu-ray Video: $62.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $79.99   Blu-ray Video:  $62.99 Add to Cart

  • 4.
    A Britten Collection [7-DVD Set]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1198 Release Date: 10/30/2015   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Christopher Purves,  Francesco Malvuccio,  Ida Falk Winland,  Peter Hoare  ... 
    Conductor:  Robin Ticciati,  Paul Daniel,  Mark Elder,  Edward Gardner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Milan Teatro alla Scala Orchestra,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  English National Opera Orchestra  ... 
    On sale! $59.99
    DVD: $47.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $59.99   DVD:  $47.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 5.
    The Florilegium Series - Classical & Early Romantic
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 002386502 Release Date: 10/15/2015   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Wenzel Stamitz,  Luigi Boccherini,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Domenico Cimarosa  ... 
    Performer:  Alan Hacker,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Emma Kirkby,  Michael George  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood,  Simon Preston,  Alan Hacker,  Arnold Östman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  The Music Party,  Oxford New College Choir  ... 
    CD: $148.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $148.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 6.
    Mozart: Il Re Pastore / Ian Page, Classical Opera
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 433 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ailish Tynan,  John Mark Ainsley,  Sarah Fox,  Benjamin Hulett  ... 
    CD: $25.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $25.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 7.
    Brahms, Schumann: Lieder / Murray, Martineau
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 443 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Ann Murray,  Malcolm Martineau,  Benjamin Appl,  John Mark Ainsley  ... 
    Recommendation
    On sale! $22.99
    SuperAudio CD: $16.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $22.99   SuperAudio CD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 8.
    Finzi: Intimations Of Immortality, Dies Natalis / Ainsley, Best
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55432 Release Date: 02/10/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gerald Finzi
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley
    Conductor:  Matthew Best
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Corydon Singers,  Corydon Orchestra
    CD: $13.99
    Special Order
    CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 9.
    Nielsen: Complete Symphonies, Maskarade
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002161202 Release Date: 10/14/2014   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen
    Performer:  Barbara Bonney,  Lars Pedersen,  Michael W Hansen,  Bo Anker Hansen  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt,  Ulf Schirmer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Radio Choir  ... 
    Recommendation
    On sale! $49.98
    CD: $46.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $49.98   CD:  $46.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 10.
    Mendelssohn: Elias / Herreweghe, Chapelle Royale
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 921463 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Petteri Salomaa,  Monica Groop,  John Mark Ainsley,  Soile Isokoski
    Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra,  La Chapelle Royale Paris
    CD: $15.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 11.
    Beethoven: Cantata On The Death Of Emperor Joseph Ii, Cantata On The Accession Of Emperor Leopold II
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55479 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Janice Watson,  José Van Dam,  Jean Rigby,  John Mark Ainsley  ... 
    Conductor:  Matthew Best
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Corydon Singers,  Corydon Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $13.99
    Special Order
    CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 12.
    Warlock: Songs / John Mark Ainsley, Rodger Vignoles
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55442 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Warlock
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Roger Vignoles
    CD: $13.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $13.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 13.
    Great Baroque Arias / King's Consort
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1062 Release Date: 05/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Henry Purcell,  John Weldon
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  James Bowman,  Michael George,  Gillian Fisher  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $11.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $11.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 14.
    Handel: Tamerlano / Gauvin, Cencic, Minasi, Il Pomo D’oro
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5373 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Max Emanuel Cencic,  Karina Gauvin,  Xavier Sabata  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Minasi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pomo d'Oro
    Recommendation
    CD: $44.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $44.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 15.
    Bach: St. John Passion [highlights]
    Label: United Classics   Catalog: 2013019 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Paul [Tenor Vocal] Agnew,  Stephen Varcoe,  Catherine Bott,  John Mark Ainsley  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
    CD: $12.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $12.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 16.
    Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia / Ainsley, Boylan, Bayley, Melrose, Maltman
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1123 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Clive Bayley,  Leigh Melrose,  Sarah Connolly,  Mary Nelson  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Daniel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $29.99
    DVD: $23.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $29.99   DVD:  $23.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 17.
    Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia / Ainsley, Boylan, Bayley, Melrose, Maltman [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7135 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Orla Boylan,  Christopher Maltman,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers,  Mary Nelson  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Daniel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English National Opera Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $39.99
    Blu-ray Video: $31.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $39.99   Blu-ray Video:  $31.99 Add to Cart

  • 18.
    Britten: Billy Budd / Elder, Ainsley, Ens, Imbrailo, Rose
    Label: Glyndebourne Festival Opera   Catalog: 17 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Phillip Ens,  John Mark Ainsley,  Jacques Imbrailo,  Matthew Rose  ... 
    Conductor:  Mark Elder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Recommendation
    CD: $39.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 19.
    Essential Opera Collection [19 DVDs]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 6000 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 19
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Jacques Offenbach  ... 
    Performer:  Ruggero Raimondi,  Daniela Dessi,  Fabio Armiliato,  Lorenzo Regazzo  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurizio Benini,  Victor Pablo Pérez,  Sylvain Cambreling,  Edward Downes  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Madrid Teatro Real Orchestra,  Madrid Teatro Real Chorus,  Paris National Opera Chorus  ... 
    On sale! $149.99
    DVD: $119.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $149.99   DVD:  $119.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 20.
    Monteverdi: L'orfeo / Ainsley, Balleys, Stubbs, Chance
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 6007 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Michael Chance,  John Mark Ainsley,  Brigitte Balleys,  David Cordier  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino,  Tragicomedia
    On sale! $19.99
    DVD: $15.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $19.99   DVD:  $15.99 Add DVD to Cart

  • 21.
    Poulenc: Complete Songs Vol 4 / Murray, Ainsley, Molendowska, Martineau
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 323 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Thomas Oliemans,  Malcolm Martineau,  William Dazeley,  Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox  ... 
    CD: $17.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $17.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 22.
    Berlioz Masterworks / Dutoit, Montreal [17-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001915202 Release Date: 10/22/2013   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Dimitri Bortniansky,  Johann Paul A. Martini
    Performer:  Françoise Pollet,  Deborah Voigt,  Gino Quilico,  Jean-Phillipe Courtis  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
    CD: $53.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $53.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 23.
    Britten: War Requiem / Gritton, Ainsley, Mccreesh
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 340 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Susan Gritton,  Christopher Maltman,  John Mark Ainsley
    Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort,  Gabrieli Players
    Recommendation
    CD: $25.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $25.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 24.
    Britten, Finzi, Holst: Works for Chorus & Orchestra / Hickox
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10783 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gerald Finzi,  Benjamin Britten,  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Stephen Varcoe,  John Mark Ainsley
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia,  Britten Singers
    On sale! $11.99
    CD: $9.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $11.99   CD:  $9.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 25.
    Handel: Messiah Highlights / Cleobury, Dawson, Summers, Ainsley, Miles
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1260 Release Date: 07/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Lynne Dawson,  Hilary Summers,  Alastair Miles
    Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Brandenburg Consort
    On sale! $18.98
    CD: $15.99
    Back Order
    On sale!   $18.98   CD:  $15.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 3 4 5 6