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).
“This was the celebration of the departing James Wright’s seventeen-year tenure as General Director of Vancouver Opera… with Jonathan Darlington’s whirlwind appearance – flying in from Europe for the occasion and flying out the next day to Australia – and the presence of four soloists who have always added distinction to the Vancouver Opera stage… Everyone, including the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, gave their selfless best.”
Read Harvey De Roo’s full article on vanclassicalmusic.com.
Re-live Jonathan Darlington’s 2015 Concert with the Orchestre de Paris on Mezzo
Fazil Say & Håkan Hardenberger
Orchestre de Paris
At the Paris Philharmonie
Find more information on mezzo.tv
- 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
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