WorldCat Identities

Jones, Della

Works: 493 works in 1,579 publications in 7 languages and 22,849 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Operas  Musical settings  Fiction  Live sound recordings  Sacred music  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Opera television programs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Other, Musician
Classifications: M1500.P87, 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 779 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( )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcina: Dramma per musica in tre atti, HWV 34. Libretto: Antonio Fanzaglia
The cloud messenger, etc. by Gustav Holst( )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and Multiple languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June 4, 5, and 9, 1990 in St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The Opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This lavish production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 495 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)
Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore, or The lass that loved a sailor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the quarterdeck of H.M.S. Pinafore, Captain Corcoran 's ship and his crew await the coming of Sir Joseph Porter, who is going to inspect Corcoran's ship and marry his daughter, Josephine. But Josephine is secretly in love with Ralph Rackstraw, a member of the crew. they attempt to elope but are apprehended. Through a strange twist revealed by Buttercup, the bumboat woman, all ends happily after all"--Container
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settings of poems by W.H. Auden by Della Jones( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloriana: Opera in Three Acts, op. 53. Libretto: William Plomer
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 366 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
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 358 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."La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No. 1 in the international diva firmament." - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli's exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording ‘Mission' with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani's greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani'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 Prégardien. Steffani'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 "Stabat Mater dolorosa" featured on the ‘Mission' DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani'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's greatest orchestral music ‘Ouvertures et Danzes' with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti
Manuel de Falla's Spain by Manuel de Falla( )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini( )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the South Bank Centre, London, Dec. 1993
English song by Peter Pears( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bear by William Walton( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bear: An Extravaganza in One Act. Libretto: Paul Dehn
The morning watch ; Symphony no. 9 : Sinfonia sacra by Edmund Rubbra( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Della Jones artiste lyrique

Della Jones Brits zangeres

Della Jones cantores opera o Gymru

Della Jones velšská pěvkyně

Della Jones walisische Opern- und Konzertsängerin

Della Jones Welsh mezzo-soprano