Jonathan Darlington

Musical Director - Vancouver Opera AboutIn Concert

About Jonathan Darlington

Jonathan Darlington is currently Music Director of Vancouver Opera, a title he is proud to have held for over a decade, and where he has led the company in productions ranging from Mozart to Tan Dun.

Born and educated in England, he is fluent in several languages and currently resides in Paris.

Maestro Darlington has conducted an impressive array of ensembles in many of the world’s greatest concert halls and opera houses.

Recent engagements include performances in opera and concert with the Vienna Philharmonic at the Staatsoper, the Staatskapelle Dresden at the Semperoper, l’Orchestre National de France, the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paris Opera Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, l’Orchestre de Paris …….

Engagements in the immediate future see him return to the Semperoper Dresden (Die Zauberflöte and Die Fledermaus), Frankfurt Opera (The Makropulos Case), the Swedish Royal Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Opera Australia Così fan tutte).

Recent News

Credit: Prudence UptonListen to the live broadcast of Cosi fan tutte at Opera Australia

A live broadcast of Cosi fan tutte, conducted by maestro Darlington, can be streamed on Australia’s ABC Radio website for a short period of time.

The Sydney Morning Herald described the Opera Australia production as “operatic seduction”, and praised maestro Darlington for his “assertive briskness” and “anarchic energy”.

Click here to listen to the live broadcast, courtesy of ABC Radio Australia.

Upcoming Concerts

Re-live Jonathan Darlington’s 2015 Concert with the Orchestre de Paris on Mezzo

Jonathan Darlington

Fazil Say & Håkan Hardenberger

Orchestre de Paris

At the Paris Philharmonie


Find more information on

  • Orchestre de Paris, Jonathan Darlington (Conductor)
  • Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet), Fazıl Say (Piano)
  • Leonard Bernstein
  • On the Waterfront, suite from the original music for the Elia Kazan’s film
  • Heinz Karl Gruber
  • Busking, for trumpet, banjo, accordion and string orchestra
  • George Gershwin
  • Rhapsody in Blue, for piano and orchestra
  • Dimitri Shostakovich
  • Suites for jazz orchestra
  • At the Philharmonie de Paris
  • TV Director, Don Kent


Così Fan Tutte

It starts with a casual bet. The wily old cynic Don Alfonso wagers that the fiancées of two young men, complacent in their romantic notions of love, won’t stay faithful for a minute if put to the test. It sounds harmless enough and, anyway, the lovers are entirely sure of themselves. But cruelty is inherent in this game of love and chance.

Mozart created some of his most dazzlingly beautiful music for Così fan tutte and with unsparing accuracy, truthfulness and sparkling humour he explores the themes of trust and deception, and loyalty and desire in romantic relationships.

When: July 19, 22, 25, 27 (matinée), 30, August 5, 11, 13
Where: Sydney, Australia
Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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