Jonathan Darlington Chief Conductor of Nürnberger Symphoniker from 2022/23

Jonathan Darlington is named the next Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. His initial five-year tenure begins from the start of the 2022/23 season. Darlington and the Orchestra will celebrate their new partnership with three events. On 18 March, he...



Jonathan Darlington is currently Music Director Emeritus at Vancouver Opera since 2018, and has recently completed a highly successful term of almost 20 years as a Music Director. He has led the innovative company in a repertoire ranging from Mozart through Verdi, Puccini and Strauss to Tan Dun and Jake Heggie. Fluent in several languages, he was born and educated in England and now resides in Paris.

Whether on the concert platform or in the opera house, the list of world-class ensembles that Jonathan Darlington has conducted is impressive. Recent additons include the Vienna Philhamonic at the Staatsoper, the Staatskapelle Dresden at the Semperoper, the 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.

Jonathan has recently conducted at the Wiener Staatsoper (Don Carlo, L’Elisir d’Amore, Madame Butterfly), the Semperoper Dresden (Iphigénie en Tauride and La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein), the Paris Opera (Le Parc), and Frankfurt Oper (Der Prinz von Homburg).


03jul7:30 pmOpéra national de Paris - Bizet & Shchedrin; Liszt; Ravel: Mats Ek

04jul7:30 pmOpéra national de Paris - Bizet & Shchedrin; Liszt; Ravel: Mats Ek

05jul7:30 pmOpéra national de Paris - Bizet & Shchedrin; Liszt; Ravel: Mats Ek

22jul12:00 pmClassical Tahoe: 22-29 July 2022


Vancouver Sun Review – FEBRUARY 15, 2022

“Back in the day, Darlington consistently got the best out of his casts and musicians, and we have missed his steady professionalism and inspired musicality. Being able to see exactly how Darlington works his magic upfront was the single best part of the enterprise....

Stir Review – FEBRUARY 13, 2022

“The added draw, of course, was the chance to see Europe-based music director emeritus Jonathan Darlington (…) Electric voltage seemed to pass through his baton in the rousing orchestral and choral crescendos of the Easter-hymn “Regina Coeli, laetare”. Later he paused...


Darlington conducts both scores with understanding and conviction. He brings lots of energy and a sense of ebb and flow to the second movement of La Mer and there’s admirable vigour to his reading of the third movement.

– Music Web International

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