John Mark Ainsley recorded the role of Alessandro on Classical Opera’s recording of Mozart’s Il re pastore, and performed in Mozart’s Requiem at the Barbican. Other roles have included Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Captain Vere (Billy Budd) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Royal Opera House, the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo for the Theater an der Wien and the Munich Festival, and Grimoaldo (Rodelinda) for English National Opera. Recordings include Saul, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pulcinella and Bach’s Mass in B minor (Philips Classics), L’Enfance du Christ, Alexander’s Feast, Acis and Galatea, Berlioz’s Requiem and the title role in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (Decca), Charlie (Brigadoon) and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for EMI and a series of recital discs for Hyperion.


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