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...

Online Merker Review – OCTOBER 13, 2019

“Jonathan Darlington, the renowned British conductor on the international stage, accomplished a nuanced accompaniment for the singers with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. What was noticeable was the range of dynamics and fluidity of tempo together with an...

Online Merker – SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

‘Only a few days ago Jonathan Darlington passed his trial by fire as the conductor of fine Don Carlo performances. With Elisir d’Amore he proves himself as well to be an expert as far as Donizetti is concerned. One could take this Englishman for a...
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