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, and 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).

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Upcoming Performances

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

NYO Canada (National Youth Orchestra of Canada) concludes their Edges of Canada tour at Vancouver’s Chan Centre. Featuring a performance of the multi-arts The Unsilent Project, the 92-piece orchestra will perform a program that includes pieces by Wagner, Shostakovich, and Strauss.

When: August 15th, 7:30pm
Where: Vancouver, BC
Venue: Chan Centre

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National Youth Orchestra of Canada


When spring comes MELTING ice and a TERRIFIC secret revealed …

A young woman with a secret so that she risks losing everything. The man she loves, his position in society and a secure future. In her belly rests unplanned secret. Alone and frightened, she seeks solace with her stepmother who see only one way forward. The child must die – no matter what Jenůfa than familiar – her future and happiness depends on it …

For over 100 years, Jenůfas fate captivated audience. With music that pulled them into the claustrophobic world of the small community can be and a poignant drama about an unmarried woman who left to their fate due to a pregnancy. Inspired by traditional folk songs, with colorful orchestration and rhythmic bite, sweeps Janacek music through the narrative and creates tension, drama and emotion. This set, directed by Annilese Miskimmon, premiered at the Scottish Opera in April 2015 and has been hailed in the British media. The production is a collaboration with Scottish Opera and the Danish National Opera in Denmark.


When: September 29, October 11, 23 & 30 2017
Where: Stockholm, Sweden
Venue: Royal Opera

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