Der Opernfreund Review – DECEMBER 6, 2019

“The conductor for the evening was the Englishman Jonathan Darlington who has already many times before been a guest in the Semperoper orchestra pit. Born in 1958, he impressed on opening night with his feeling for tempo and drama. He led the singers, dancers...

Behind-the scenes of Iphigenie auf Tauris

“The conductor is the only person who can connect and make that bridge. Your gestures have to give the musicians an idea as to what is going on on stage but I try and do that when working with the singers by mouthing the words so there’s a...

Bachtrack Review – OCTOBER 28, 2019

“The feeling that the British conductor Jonathan Darlington – who was Music Director until 2011 of the Duisburg Philharmonic – had for tempi, drama and the interpretative whims of the singers, together with his vibrant and charismatic energy made him...

Online Merker Review – OCTOBER 17, 2019

“Leaving the supporting roles to one side let’s turn out attention to Jonathan Darlington who, in the fullest sense of the word “audible”, was the clear winner of the evening. Everything came together – the exactitude with which he allowed Puccini’s...
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