John Mark AINSLEY

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1963-07-09
Education Nunnery Wood Secdy Modern Worcester, Worcester Royal GS, Magdalen Coll Oxford
Publications N/A
Recreations chocolate, early Flemish painting
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Style John Mark Ainsley, Esq
Career tenor; lay clerk ChCh Oxford 1982-84; currently studies with Diane Forlano, professional debut singing Stravinsky's Mass (Royal Festival Hall under Simon Rattle) 1984, operatic debut in Scarlatti's Gli Equivoci nel Sembiante (Innsbruck Festival) 1988; former memb Deller Consort, former memb Gothic Voices, has sung with all major Baroque ensembles, also soloist in later repertoire; performed with numerous orchs incl: London Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, English Chamber, Scottish Chamber, Bournemouth Symphony, London Classical Players, Berlin Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony; appeared at numerous international venues incl: Konzerthaus Vienna, Musikverein Vienna, Philarmonic Berlin, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Stuttgart Festival, Göttingen Festival, others in New York, Boston, France, Holland and Switzerland; >ir< operatic roles incl: Return of Ulysses (ENO) 1989, Fenton in Falstaff (Scottish Opera), Idamantes in Idomeneo (WNO under Sir Charles Mackerras and Munich), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (Lyon Opera and Aix en Provence Festival, Glyndebourne Festival and San Francisco), Ferrando in Cosi fan Tutte (Glyndebourne Festival, La Monnaie Brussels) 1992; concert performances incl world première of Tavener's We Shall See Him as He Is (Chester Festival, later BBC Proms) 1992, Bach Mass in B minor (with The English Concert under Trevor Pinnock, BBC Proms) 1997; >ir< incl: Handel's Nisi Dominus (with Choir of Westminster Abbey under Simon Preston, Deutsche Grammophon), Purcell's Odes (with English Concert under Trevor Pinnock, Deutsche Grammophon), Mozart's C Minor Mass and Handel's Acis and Galatea (with Acad of Ancient Music under Christopher Hogwood, Decca), Handel's Saul (under John Eliot Gardiner, Philips), Handel's Acis and Galatea and Joshua (under King, Hyperion), title role in Monteverdi's Orfeo (Decca), Mozart's Requiem (under Roger Norrington, EMI), Charlie in Brigadoon (EMI), Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni (under Roger Norrington, EMI) Frederic in Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance (Mackerras/Telare), Mendelssohn's Elijah (under Herrewege, Harmonia Mundi), Berlioz's Les Troyens (under Dutoit, Decca), various works by Britten for EMI, Decca and Philips, Haydn's Die Schöpfung (under Brüggen, Philips), Purcell's Odes (under Trevor Pinnock, DG Archiv), Quilter Songs (with Malcolm Martineau on piano, Hyperion), Complete Schubert Edition (with Graham Johnson on piano, Hyperion), Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex (under Welser-Möst, EMI), Stravinsky's Pulcinella (under Bernard Haitink, Philips), Finzi's Dies Natalis/Intimations of Immortality (under Best, Hyperion), Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music (under Roger Norrington, Decca)
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