Della Jones


Mezzo-soprano Della Jones’s wide repertoire ranges from early music to contemporary. She was born in Neath, South Wales and studied at the Royal College of Music, where she won many prizes including the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship. She has performed with all the major British opera companies, with engagements throughout Europe and the US, Russia and Japan. She is a regular broadcaster on radio and TV and in 1993 made an acclaimed appearance at the Last Night of the Proms. An extensive recording career has included frequent work for Opera Rara: Donizetti’s L’Assedio di CalaisMaria Padillaand Ugo Conte di Parigi; Meyerbeer’s Il Crociato in Egittoand Dinorah; Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide; the recital disc Della Jones Sings Donizetti; and all three volumes of A Hundred Years of Italian Opera