Lampe, The Dragon of Wantley

Following the success of ‘The Dancing Master’, ‘The Dragon of Wantley’ for Resonus Classics has won the BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Best Opera Recording’, 2023. 

Releases in 2023

2023 will see the release of Ethel Smyth’s opera ‘Der Wald, with a fantastic team soloists, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers; A disc of English Orchestral Songs with Roderick Williams and the BBC Concert Orchestra; Poulenc’s ‘Le Gendarme Incompris’ with the Manchester Camerata, and  Polo Piatti’s Concerti for Piano and Cello with the  National Symphony Orchestra.


John’s Recording of Debbie Wiseman’s ‘The Music of Kings and Queens’ with The National Symphony Orchestra has reached the Classic FM Hall of Fame for the second year. 


Lutyens, Maconchy, Wallen, Piano Concertos

John’s recording of piano concertante works by three of Britain’s greatest female composers was released on the Resonus Classics label in March 2023, featuring Rebeca Omordia and Martin Jones with the BBC Concert Orchestra

Arnold, The Dancing Master

John’s recording of Malcolm Arnold’s ‘The Dancing Master’ on Resonus Classics has won the BBC Music Magazine Best Opera Recording 2021. It was also editor’s choice in Gramophone Magazine, Disc of the Week in the Sunday Times, The Telegraph and WRD-Radio.

Buxton Opera House, For One Night Only 

Following the success this event in 2022, John returns to Buxton Opera House in September 2023 to conduct an evening of opera with Mary Bevan and Nicky Spence, raising money for much-needed backstage refurbishments.

RECordings in 2023/4

John will record a CD of C.V. Stanford’s Orchestral Songs for the Centenary of Stanford’s death in 2024, as well as the world-premiere of Granville Bantock’s opera, ‘The Seal Woman,’ with Scottish Opera, and a disc of orchestral music by Grace Williams. 

Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

In 2023, John returns to West Green Opera to open their new auditorium with one of opera’s great double-bills, directed by John Ramster.

All information on here is subject to change. Follow John on twitter @JKAConductor for up to date news.