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David Wilson-Johnson read Modern Languages at Cambridge University and studied singing at the Royal Academy of Music. He sang many rôles at Covent Garden over 21 years, and in Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Madrid, Turin, Paris, Rome and Salzburg. His happiest concerts have been with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors, including David Atherton, Pierre Boulez, Frans Brüggen, Colin Davis, Charles Dutoit, Carlo Maria Giulini, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Kenneth Montgomery, Simon Rattle and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky. His most notable stage rôles have included those of King Priam in Tippett’s opera, Merlin in the opera by Albéniz, The Nose by Shostakovich and Saint François d’Assise by Messiaen. Recordings include Winterreise with David Owen Norris and over 150 CDs of music of all periods and styles. His concerts and recitals continue with return visits to the orchestras of Amsterdam, Antwerp, Basel, Boston, Budapest, Dresden, Glasgow, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Munich, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. He now directs the Dutch National Youth Choir, teaches in Amsterdam and runs the Summer Singing school he founded thirty years ago at Ferrandou in the Dordogne Valley.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
STRAVINSKY The Ballets Naxos 8.506009
The Works of Arnold Schoenberg Vol 1 Naxos 8.505223
The Works of Arnold Schoenberg Vol 2 Naxos 8.506023

Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ALBENIZ, I.: Merlin (Teatro Real, 2003) (NTSC) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
ALBENIZ, I.: Merlin (Teatro Real, 2003) (PAL) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
BERLIOZ, H.: Enfance du Christ (L') (Lyon, Wilson-Johnson, Delunsch, Tsuji, Dazeley, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Bolton) Oehms Classics
Choral - Sacred
BLAKE, H.: Passion of Mary (The) / 4 Songs of the Nativity (London Voices, Royal Philharmonic, Blake) Naxos
Choral - Sacred
GREAT SYMPHONIES - BEETHOVEN, L. van / BRAHMS, J. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix (Argenta, Boult, Cantelli, Furtwängler) (5-CD Box Set) (1953-1981) ICA Classics
Choral - Secular
HAYDN, F.: Jahreszeiten (Die) (The Seasons) (Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Bolton) Oehms Classics
Choral - Secular
HAYDN, J.: Schopfung (Die) (The Creation) (Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Bolton) Oehms Classics
Choral - Sacred
MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Black Pentecost / Stone Litany (D. Jones, Wilson-Johnson, BBC Philharmonic, Maxwell Davies) Naxos
QUILTER: Folk-Song Arrangements / Part-Songs for Women's Voices (Complete) (English Song, Vol. 11) Naxos
SCHOENBERG, A.: Violin Concerto / Ode to Napoleon / A Survivor from Warsaw (Craft) (Schoenberg, Vol. 10) Naxos
Choral - Secular, Chamber Music
SCHOENBERG: 6 Orchestral Songs / Kol Nidre / Friede auf Erden (Schoenberg, Vol. 7) Naxos
Choral - Sacred
SCHOENBERG: Gurre-Lieder (Schoenberg, Vol. 1) Naxos
Choral - Secular
STRAVINSKY, I.: Duo concertant / Sonata for 2 Pianos / Requiem Canticles (Frautschi, Denk, Philharmonia Orchestra, Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 12) Naxos
STRAVINSKY, I.: Mass / Cantata / Symphony of Psalms (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 6) Naxos
Choral - Sacred
STRAVINSKY, I.: Oedipus Rex / Les Noces (Craft) (Stravinsky, Vol. 1) Naxos
STRAVINSKY: Igor Stravinsky - A Portrait (NICE) Naxos Educational
TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Symphony No. 4 / PROKOFIEV, S.: The Love for Three Oranges Suite (Rozhdestvensky) (1979-1981) ICA Classics
Choral - Secular
WEBERN, A.: Vocal and Orchestral Works - 5 Pieces / 5 Sacred Songs / Variations / Bach-Musical Offering: Ricercar (Craft) (Webern, Vol. 2) Naxos
Choral - Secular

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