Discography:
William AlwynMISS JULIE (Kristin)
Conductor: William Alwyn
Lyrita
BeethovenChoral Symphony
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Pickwick
BeethovenChoral Symphony
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
EMI Classics
BelliniLA SONNAMBULA (Teresa)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Decca
BernsteinCANDIDE (Paquette)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
DGG
BlissPASTORAL
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 8886
BoitoMEFISTOFELE (Pantalis)
Conductor: Olivero di Fabritiis
Decca
BrittenALBERT HERRING (Mrs. Herring)
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Collins
BrittenA MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hermia)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Virgin
BrittenGLORIANA (Lady Essex)
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
Decca
De FallaTHREE-CORNERED HAT
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Delos
DonizettiL’ASSEDIO DI CALAIS (Aurelio)
Conductor: David Parry
Opera Rara OR9
DonizettiGABRIELLA DI VERGY Scenes (Raoul)Opera Rara OR3
DonizettiMARIA PADILLA (Inez)
Conductor: Alun Francis
Opera Rara OR6
DonizettiUGO, CONTE DI PARIGI (Luigi)
Conductor: Alun Francis
Opera Rara OR1
ElgarSEA PICTURES Decca
Floyd SUSANNAH (Mrs. Gleaton)
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Virgin
GoldschmidtBEATRICE CENCI (Lucrezia)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Sony
HandelAGRIPPINA (title-role)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Philips
HandelALCINA (Ruggiero)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
EMI
HandelGIULIO CESARE (Sesto)
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
EMI
HandelMESSIAH
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 0522
HandelSEMELE (Juno)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Erato
HandelSOLOMON (Second Harlot)
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Philips
HandelTESEO (Medea)
Conductor: Marc Minkowsky
Erato
HaydnL’INCONTRO IMPROVVISO (Dardane)
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Philips
HaydnIL RITORNO DI TOBIA (Anna)
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Decca
HindemithSANCTA SUSANNAChandos
HolstTHE CLOUD MESSENGER
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 8901
HowellsMISSA SABRINENSIS
Conductor: Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Chandos
CHAN 9348
KorngoldDIE KATHRIN (Monique)
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
BMG
LambertRIO GRANDE
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Decca
MartinIN TERRA PAX
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Chandos
CHAN 9465
Maxwell DaviesBLACK PENTECOST
RESURRECTION
STONE LITANY
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Collins
MeyerbeerIL CROCIATO IN EGITTO (Felicia)
Conductor: David Parry
Opera Rara OR10
MeyerbeerDINORAH (Goatherd)
Conductor: James Judd
Opera Rara OR5
MeyerbeerLES HUGUENOTS (Urbain)
Conductor: Henri Gallois
INA
MonteverdiL’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (Nero)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Virgin
MozartLA CLEMENZA DI TITO (Vitellia)
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Decca
MozartDON GIOVANNI (Donna Elvira)
Conductor: Arnold Ostman
Decca
MozartLE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Marcellina)
Conductor: Arnold Ostman
Decca
MozartREQUIEM IN D minor
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
EMI/Classics for Pleasure
ParryLOTOS EATERS
SOUL’S RANSOME
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Chandos
CHAN 8990
PucciniSUOR ANGELICA (Novice)
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
CBS
PucciniSUOR ANGELICA (Suor Dolcina)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Decca
PurcellDIDO AND AENEAS (Dido)
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
ASV
PurcellDIDO AND AENEAS (Second Witch)
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Philips
RossiniIL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Rosina)
Conductor: Gabriele Bellini
Chandos
CHAN 7023
RossiniGUGLIELMO TELL (Jemmy)
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Decca
RossiniRICCIARDO E ZORAIDE (Zomira)
Conductor: David Parry
Opera Rara
RossiniIL SIGNOR BRUSCHINO (Marianna)
Conductor: Robert Dunand
RossiniSTABAT MATER
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Virgin
RossiniARIAS – Recital
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 8865
RubbraSymphony No. 9 (Sinfonia Sacra)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 9441
StravinskyTHE RAKE’S PROGRESS
(Baba the Turk)
Live – La Fenice 1986
Mondo Musica
FOH 10241
ThwaitesRide! Ride!
Vaughan WilliamsSERENADE TO MUSIC
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Decca
VerdiLA TRAVIATA (Flora)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Decca
VerdiLA TRAVIATA (Flora)
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
EMI
WaltonTHE BEAR (Popova)
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Chandos
CHAN 9245
WaxmanTHE SONG OF TEREZIN
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Decca
WeillSTREET SCENE (Nursemaid)
Conductor: John Mauceri
Decca
ZeislREQUIEM EBRAICO
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Decca
Biography
Mezzo-soprano

Della Jones, one of Great Britain’s leading mezzo-sopranos, was born in Neath and studied at the Royal College of Music where she won many prizes including the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship.

Della Jones has appeared with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, English Music Theatre, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and the English Bach Festival and foreign engagements have included performances in the U.S.A., Canada, Russia, Japan and throughout Europe in more than 120 roles. Her repertoire includes title-roles ARIODANTE, LA CENERENTOLA and CARMEN, Rosina IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Messenger ORFEO, Adalgisa NORMA, Dido LES TROYENS, Donna Elvira DON GIOVANNI, Herodias SALOME, Brangäne TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Jocasta OEDIPUS REX, Baba the Turk THE RAKE’S PROGRESS, Hermia A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Dido and Sorceress DIDO AND AENEAS, Marcellina LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, La Folie and Thalie PLATÉE, Juno SEMELE, Aunt Hermance in the world premiere of Gavin Bryars’ DR. OX’S EXPERIMENT, Hostess BORIS GODUNOV, Fidalma IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO, Mrs Grose THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Auntie and Mrs Sedley PETER GRIMES and Marthe FAUST.

Della Jones’ concert appearances include engagements with BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Cleveland Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris, Les Musiciens du Louvre in repertoire including Britten’s PHAEDRA, Hindemith SANCTA SUSANNA, Benedict Mason’s CHAPLIN OPERAS, SONGS OF THE AUVERGNE, Frank Martin’s LE VIN HERBÉ, John Metcalfe’s MUSEUM OF THE AIR, Mendelssohn A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. She sang at the Inauguration of the Welsh Assembly, made an acclaimed appearance at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 1993, took part in the Gala Concerts as part of the “Hand-over” Ceremony in Hong Kong 1997 and in the Bernard Haitink Farewell Performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2002

Della Jones broadcasts regularly on radio and television both in this country and abroad and has recorded over 80 roles for all the major record companies, including L’INCONTRO IMPROVVISO and IL RITORNO DI TOBIAS with Antal Dorati, ALCINA, L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MESSIAH, and STABAT MATER with Richard Hickox, DIDO AND AENEAS with Ivor Bolton, Donna Elvira DON GIOVANNI with Arnold Ostman, TESEO with Marc Minkowski, Vitellia LA CLEMENZA DI TITO with Christopher Hogwood, Rosina IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, SEA PICTURES with Charles Mackerras, Rossini, French and Spanish Song Recitals, Peter Maxwell Davies’s BLACK PENTECOST, THE STONE LITANY and RESURRECTION conducted by the composer and Monique DIE KATHRIN conducted by Martyn Brabbins.