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: 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

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

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: The Rape Of Lucretia / Ainsley, Boylan, Bayley, Melrose, Maltman [blu-ray]
Release Date: 01/28/2014   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 7135   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

Browse 101-125 of 148 Available Recordings
1 2 3 4 5 6
  • 101.
    Bach: Mass In B Minor / Kirchschlager, Bonney, Ainsley, Miles, Ozawa
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 468363 Release Date: 02/01/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager,  John Mark Ainsley,  Barbara Bonney,  Alastair Miles
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra,  Tokyo Opera Singers
    Recommendation
    On sale! $24.98
    ArkivCD $21.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $24.98   ArkivCD:  $21.99 Add to Cart

  • 102.
    Handel: Messiah / Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 471341 Release Date: 10/01/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Charlotte Hellekant,  Lynne Dawson,  Russel Smythe,  Magdalena Kozená  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
    On sale! $29.98
    ArkivCD $24.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $29.98   ArkivCD:  $24.99 Add to Cart

  • 103.
    Finzi: Violin Concerto, Prelude, Romance, Etc /Little, Et Al
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9888 Release Date: 02/27/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gerald Finzi
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Tasmin Little
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
    CD: $18.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 104.
    Berlioz: L'enfance Du Christ, Etc / Graham, Dutoit, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458915 Release Date: 11/14/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Susanne Mentzer,  Marc Belleau,  Andrew Wentzel  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Chorus,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $33.98
    ArkivCD $29.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $33.98   ArkivCD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 105.
    Vaughan Williams: Along The Field, Etc / Ainsley, Et Al
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67168 Release Date: 10/10/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
    Recommendation
    CD: $18.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 106.
    Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 2, Etc / Norrington
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 467047 Release Date: 07/11/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Ann Murray,  Diana Montague,  Lisa Milne,  Rosa Mannion  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Norrington
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 107.
    Rameau: Dardanus / Minkowski, Ainsley, Gens, Naouri, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463476 Release Date: 05/09/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jean-Philippe Rameau
    Performer:  Véronique Gens,  Mireille Delunsch,  Russel Smythe,  Laurent Naouri  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
    Recommendation
    CD: $34.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $34.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 108.
    Berlioz: Requiem, 5 Sacred Pieces / Ainsley, Dutoit
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458921 Release Date: 01/11/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Dimitri Bortniansky
    Performer:  Andrée de Repentigny,  Darquise Bilodeau,  Maren Nelson,  Patrick Wedd  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Chorus,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $24.98
    ArkivCD $21.99
    In Stock
    On sale!   $24.98   ArkivCD:  $21.99 Add to Cart

  • 109.
    Nielsen: Symphonies No 4-6 / Blomstedt, San Francisco Po
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 460988 Release Date: 10/12/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen
    Performer:  Lars Pedersen,  Michael W Hansen,  Bo Anker Hansen,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  Ulf Schirmer,  Herbert Blomstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Boys' Choir,  Danish National Radio Choir,  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
    CD: $19.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 110.
    Gilbert & Sullivan / Mackerras, Welsh National Opera, Et Al
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80500 Release Date: 07/27/1999   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Richard Suart,  Pamela Helen Stephen,  Alwyn Mellor,  Neill Archer  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Welsh National Opera Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Chorus
    CD: $74.49
    In Stock
    CD:  $74.49 Add CD to Cart

  • 111.
    Mozart: Great Mass In C Minor / Christopher Hogwood, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 425528 Release Date: 07/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Arleen Augér,  Lynne Dawson,  John Mark Ainsley,  David Thomas
    Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Winchester Cathedral Choir
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 112.
    Ravel: L'heure Espagnole, Etc / Previn, London So
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457590 Release Date: 07/20/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Maurice Ravel
    Performer:  Georges Gautier,  Kurt Ollmann,  David Wilson-Johnson,  John Mark Ainsley  ... 
    Conductor:  André Previn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Low Stock
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 113.
    Ireland: Songs / Milne, Ainsley, Maltmann, Johnson
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67261/2 Release Date: 07/13/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Ireland
    Performer:  Graham Johnson,  Christopher Maltman,  John Mark Ainsley,  Lisa Milne
    CD: $39.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $39.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 114.
    Purcell: Odes for St. Cecilia's Day / Taverner Consort
    Label: Virgin Classics Veritas   Catalog: 61582 Release Date: 06/08/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Tim Wilson,  John Mark Ainsley,  Emily van Evera,  Charles Daniels  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Choir
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $33.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $33.99 Add to Cart

  • 115.
    Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Philip Pickett
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 425823 Release Date: 05/25/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
    Performer:  Catherine Bott,  Tessa Bonner,  Nigel Robson,  John Mark Ainsley  ... 
    Conductor:  Philip Pickett
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Consort
    Recommendation
    On sale! $33.98
    ArkivCD $29.99
    Special Order
    On sale!   $33.98   ArkivCD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 116.
    W. Lloyd Webber: Piano Music, Chamber Music, Songs / Brown
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67008 Release Date: 09/08/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  William Lloyd Webber
    Performer:  Ian Brown,  John Mark Ainsley,  Leo Phillips,  Christopher Van Kampen  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
    CD: $18.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 117.
    Beethoven: Fidelio / Mackerras, Benacková, Vogel, Et Al
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80439 Release Date: 03/24/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Gabriela Benacková,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Franz Josef Kapellmann,  Siegfried Vogel  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Edinburgh Festival Chorus
    On sale! $31.98
    ArkivCD $27.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $31.98   ArkivCD:  $27.99 Add to Cart

  • 118.
    Warlock: The Curlew, Capriol, Serenade, Etc / Nash Ensemble
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66938 Release Date: 11/11/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Warlock
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley
    Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
    Recommendation
    CD: $18.99
    Low Stock
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 119.
    Mendelssohn: Elijah / Daniel, Terfel, Fleming, Bardon, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 455688 Release Date: 10/14/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Renée Fleming,  Patricia Bardon,  John Mark Ainsley,  Libby Crabtree  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Daniel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edinburgh Festival Chorus,  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    CD: $34.99
    In Stock
    CD:  $34.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 120.
    Complete Beethoven Edition - Compactotheque Sampler
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453811 Release Date: 08/12/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Patrick Gallois,  Pascal Gallois,  Myung-Whun Chung,  Luba Orgonasova  ... 
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Hans Priem Bergrath,  John Eliot Gardiner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra  ... 
    ArkivCD $17.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $17.99 Add to Cart

  • 121.
    Britten: Spring Symphony, Etc / Gardiner, Philharmonia
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453433 Release Date: 06/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Peter Mitchell,  Richard Savage,  Emma Preston-Dunlop,  Gillian Ross  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Salisbury Cathedral Girls Choir,  Salisbury Cathedral Boys Choir  ... 
    Recommendation
    ArkivCD $16.99
    Special Order
    ArkivCD:  $16.99 Add to Cart

  • 122.
    Bruckner: The Masses, Te Deum, Etc / Best, Corydon Singers
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44071/3 Release Date: 12/17/1996   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Performer:  Juliet Booth,  Phillip Brown,  Roger Brenner,  Colin Sheen  ... 
    Conductor:  Matthew Best
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Corydon Singers,  Corydon Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra Winds
    CD: $27.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $27.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 123.
    Britten: A Midsummer Night's Dream / Davis, Mcnair, Asawa
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454122 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Brian Asawa,  Robert Lloyd,  Ian Bostridge,  David Newman  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New London Children's Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
    Recommendation
    On sale! $33.98
    ArkivCD $29.99
    Low Stock
    On sale!   $33.98   ArkivCD:  $29.99 Add to Cart

  • 124.
    Handel: Joseph And His Brethren / King's Consort
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67171/3 Release Date: 11/08/1996   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Connor Burrowes,  James Bowman,  Catherine Denley,  John Mark Ainsley  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  King's Consort
    CD: $62.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $62.99 Add CD to Cart

  • 125.
    Quilter: Songs / John Mark Ainsley, Malcolm Martineau
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66878 Release Date: 10/22/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Roger Quilter
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Malcolm Martineau
    CD: $18.99
    Back Order
    CD:  $18.99 Add CD to Cart

1 2 3 4 5 6