Jordan de Souza

Si nous étions responsables du comité de sélection de l’OSM, nous convoquerions illico les membres dudit comité en délégation à assister ce soir à la Maison symphonique de Montréal au concert de l’Orchestre Métropolitain afin de superviser Jordan de Souza.

À 30 ans, le Torontois formé à l’Université McGill oeuvre comme Kapellmeister de l’Opéra comique de Berlin, l’institution la plus innovatrice et dynamique de la capitale allemande. La fulgurance et la lumineuse intelligence de son interprétation de la Symphonie « Le printemps » de Schumann prouvent une fois de plus que les musiciens d’ici savent « donner la note », comme disent certains, même sur le podium.

Le mélomane ne peut que rester pantois devant la somme de grands talents révélés récemment. Jordan de Souza possède pour le moment, en plus, ce zeste de saine folie et cette hardiesse qui parviennent à provoquer des étincelles musicales.

Le Devoir,  Christophe Huss

 

While the cast worked wonders collectively, the star may have been maestro Jordan de Souza. The Kapellmeister at KOB guided a Komische Oper orchestra that formed a luminous sound with Tchaikovsky’s score. One’s heart was pulled along with every melody under the baton of de Souza, who should be heard from in the future.

Opera Wire, Santosh Venkataraman

He’d be on the podium and flash his warm radiant smile, and breathe with me as I’d start to sing and I felt as if I was in the most capable hands on earth.

Toronto Star,  Adrianne Pieczonka

 

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Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza is currently Erster Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin.  Following a highly successful collaboration with director Barrie Kosky in a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande in 2017, he joins forces with him again in the present season for new productions of Candide and La bohème. In addition, he tours Australia and New Zealand with Die Zauberflöte, conducting the Auckland Philharmonia, West Australian Symphony, and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras.

This season on the concert platform includes his debut with the Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy in Mozart and Mendelssohn, and a return to the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal with a programme featuring Schumann, Sibelius and Delius.

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In 2017-18, Jordan conducted 28 performances of Carmen with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in a highly successful production at the Bregenzer Festspiele. Future seasons see him make debuts at the Staatstheater Hannover, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona and Houston Grand Opera.

Born in Toronto, Jordan studied conducting at McGill University, Montreal, and made his conducting debut aged 20 with Bach’s St John Passion. After graduating, he joined the McGill faculty from 2011 to 2015 and went on to conduct several important choral works including the St. Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B-Minor, and Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, and Fauré.  During this time, he was also Conductor in Residence of Tapestry Opera in Toronto, conducting the world premiere of three full-length operas.

Jordan made his debut in 2015 for the Canadian Opera Company, conducting their Claus Guth production of Le nozze di Figaro, and the following year he was invited to join the staff of the Komische Oper, Berlin where he has conducted Petrushka, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Eugene Onegin, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Don Giovanni as well as, in concert, Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, and Schreker’s Kammersymphonie.

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Komische Oper Berlin, Pelléas et Mélisande

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Bregenzer Festspiele, Carmen

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Ensemble Caprice, Bach Mass in b minor

Contact

General Management
Maxine Robertson Management Ltd.
Shakespeare House, 168 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TG UK
Tel: +44 20 7993 2917
Email: mr@maxinerobertson.com

Management (North America)
Bill Palant, Étude Arts
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New York, New York 10023
Tel: 929.777.0775
Email: bp@etudearts.com