Colin has been invited to make his debut at the Oregon Bach Festival performing in a number of concerts including Mozart’s Requiem with Jane Glover conducting, Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet with John Nelson conducting, and C.P.E. Bach’s Magniﬁcat with John Butt conducting. Details can be found at the Oregon Bach Festival.
Colin will reprise the role of Don Ottavio in Opera Atelier’s production of Mozart’s beloved opera Don Giovanni. The cast includes Gustav Andreassen, Mireille Asselin, Stephen Hegedus, Carla Huhtanen, Olivier Laquerre, Meghan Lindsay, and Douglas Williams. The show opens October 31 and run until November 9. Single tickets will be available for purchase August 13 at Opera Atelier.
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.