Jonathan Darlington is currently Music Director Emeritus of Vancouver Opera, having completed a highly successful term of almost 20 years as Music Director. He has led the innovative company in productions ranging from Mozart through Verdi, Puccini and Strauss to Tan Dun and Jake Heggie. He is fluent in several languages and, although born and educated in England, made his home several years ago 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. Most recently these 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 …….
Engagements in the immediate future see him return to 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 Opera (Der Prinz von Homburg).
Jonathan possesses a vast symphonic and operatic repertoire from the Baroque to the Contemporary and has a reputation for structuring concert programs that take the listener on a fascinating musical journey owing to their strong inner dramaturgical thread,
News & Reviews
'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...
"There are evenings where perhaps not everything is perfect but something magical happens - the first Don Carlo of the 2019/2020 Vienna State Opera season is one such Godsend. It is not only because of the wonderful cast but also due to the musical...