WorldCat Identities

Jones, Della

Works: 506 works in 1,538 publications in 7 languages and 23,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical settings  Fiction  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Operas  Sacred music  Satire  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, per, Other, Musician, mez
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Della Jones
Candide by Voltaire( Recording )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that all is for the best. Voltaire mocks the eternal optimist philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan
Alcina by George Frideric Handel( )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUTHERLAND, Joan (soprano). BERGANZA, Tereza (soprano). LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. BOYNGE, Richard (conductor)
A midsummer night's dream op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by William Shakespeare( )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

24 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Julie : opera in two acts by William Alwyn( )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member 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
Maria Padilla by Gaetano Donizetti( )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flute and clarinet duet, orchestra accompaniment
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloriana: Opera in Three Acts, op.53. Libretto: William Plomer
Settings of poems by W.H. Auden by Della Jones( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugo conte di Parigi by Gaetano Donizetti( )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugo, Conte di Parigi: Tragedia lirica in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartoli continues her exploration of Steffani's music by championing his last and greatest masterpiece - her first Stabat Mater since the best-selling Pergolesi recording.&quot;La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No.1 in the international diva firmament.&quot; - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli&#39;s exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording &lsquo;Mission&#39; with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani&#39;s greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani&#39;s sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Pr&eacute;gardien. Steffani&#39;s Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo &quot;Stabat Mater dolorosa&quot; featured on the &lsquo;Mission&#39; DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani&#39;s remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale. Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli. Released in the same month is an album of Steffani&#39;s greatest orchestral music &lsquo;Ouvertures et Danzes&#39; with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti</p>
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vienna Concentus Musicus. HARNONCOURT, Nikolaus (conductor). [Authentic performance]
L'assedio di Calais by Gaetano Donizetti( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Assedio di Calais: Dramma lirico in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Gabriella di Vergy by Gaetano Donizetti( )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriella di Vergy: Tragedia lirica in tre atti. Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano ed anonimo
Manuel de Falla's Spain by Manuel de Falla( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.25 for Candide ... to 0.51 for Maria Padi ...)

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Della Jones artiste lyrique

Della Jones Brits zangeres

Della Jones velšská pěvkyně

Della Jones walisische Opern- und Konzertsängerin

Della Jones Welsh mezzo-soprano