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Ainsley, John Mark

Works: 929 works in 2,457 publications in 7 languages and 31,696 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Music  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Psalms (Music)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Author, Musician, Narrator, Other, Actor, 805, per, Editor
Classifications: M1500.P87, 782.1
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Publications about John Mark Ainsley
Publications by John Mark Ainsley
Most widely held works by John Mark Ainsley
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( file )
36 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 661 libraries worldwide
SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Jephtha by George Frideric Handel( file )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Jephtha: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 70. Text: Thomas Morell
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( file )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Saul by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Recorded live at Stadthalle Göttingen, Germany, June 1989
Coronation mass : K317 ; Epistle sonata : K278 ; Vespers : K339 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Young Schubert by Franz Schubert( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in German and No Linguistic Content and held by 404 libraries worldwide
This is the third and last of three recitals in the series devoted exclusively to the songs of 1816. First two recitals are represented by vols. 17 and 23 of the series
The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( file )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 375 libraries worldwide
The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
L'Orfeo : favola in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( visu )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 371 libraries worldwide
Opera based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, a musician who attempts to rescue his dead lover Eurydice from Hades, the underworld
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( file )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
Dixit dominus : classical music for reflection and meditation by George Frideric Handel( file )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 365 libraries worldwide
After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, 'of staggering profundity, purity and beauty' (ffff Telerama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach. Of these two composers born in 1685, the first travelled to Italy in 1707 and made a powerful impression in Rome with the creation of his Dixit Dominus, while the second produced one of his finest compositional tours de force in the Magnificat of 1723/32-35. Two works from the core repertoire of the Belgian ensemble, here fielding combined vocal and instrumental forces, which is perfectly versed in the style and expression of Baroque rhetoric. Vox Luminis is a Belgian early music ensemble created in 2004 by its artistic director Lionel Meunier. Today, the ensemble performs over 60 concerts a year, appearing on stages in Belgium, across Europe and around the world. The size and composition of the group depends on the repertoire being performed but the core of soloists, mostly from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, is joined by a continuo and additional (orchestral) instrument performers. Its repertoire is essentially Italian, English and German and spans from the 16th to the 18th century. Since its inception, the ensemble is defined by its unity and seduces as much through the personality of each timbre as it does through the colour and the uniformity of the voices. It is more than a fixed repertoire, the ensemble members wholeheartedly communicate their passion for early music and love for the audience
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( file )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
In years defaced ; Prelude, op. 25 ; Romance, op. 11 ; Concerto for small orchestra and solo violin by Gerald Finzi( file )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Odes by Henry Purcell( file )
11 editions published in 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 327 libraries worldwide
Odes pour l'Anniversaire de la Reine Mary, . n 6,. Purcell, Henry4230
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( visu )
16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male opera with a libretto co-written by E.M. Forster, is based on the battle between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-'o-war ship. Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct the production, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career
Vespro della Beata Vergine : 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi( file )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 228 libraries worldwide
(1) GOMEZ, Jill (soprano). (1) PALMER, Felicity (soprano). (1) BOWMAN, James (counter-tenor). (1) TEAR, Robert (tenor). (1) LANGRIDGE, Philip (tenor). (1) SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). (1) RIPPON, Michael (bass). (1) MONTEVERDI CHOIR. (1) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA. (1) SALISBURY CATHEDRAL BOYS' CHOIR. (1) PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE. (1) DAVID MUNROW RECORDER ENSEMBLE. (1) GARDNER, John Eliot (conductor)
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Dardanus tragédie lyrique en cinq actes et un prologue by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
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Ainsley, Joh Mark
Ainsley, John 1963-
Ainsley, John M. 1963-
Ainsley, John Mark 1963-
Ainsley, Mark 1963-
John Mark Ainsley artiste lyrique
John Mark Ainsley Brits operazanger
John Mark Ainsley englischer Tenor
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English (107)
Italian (32)
German (21)
Latin (13)
French (12)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (1)
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