After his successful debut with Seattle Opera as Steuermann in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer, Colin returns as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, Eugene Onegin, based on the novel of Russian writer, Alexander Pushkin. Performance dates are Jan 11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 22, 24, & 25, 2020. More information including cast, photos, and sound recordings can be found at www.seattleopera.org
A new recording of the music of Derek Holman has just been released! This new CD comprises of pieces written specifically for Colin Ainsworth as early as 2004 to most recently in 2012. A Lasting Spring (2004) and The Death of Orpheus (2005) were commissioned by and performed with the Aldeburgh Connection in their recital series. The second piece, The Death of Orpheus, was also performed at the Nikki Goldschmidt memorial concert given at Roy Thompson Hall. The most recent composition, A Play of Passion (2012) was requested by Mr. Ainsworth himself. Also on the disc, is the Variations on a Melody by Doctor Arne (1999) for two pianos featuring Bruce Ubukata and Stephen Ralls.
Hear Colin on YouTube singing Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice, Britten’s Sonnet XVI, Schubert’s Am Feierabend and Das Wandern. Also, hear Colin belt out the American and Canadian National Anthems at the Edmonton Oilers - Nashville Predators hockey game.