Jordan de Souza
Jordan de Souza rounds off his visit to Canada in concerts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. The programme is an eclectic mix of Lili Boulanger, Canadian composers...MORE
Jordan de Souza is delighted to be invited back for three concerts with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in a programme of Verdi, Tchaikovsky and the world premiere of Canadian...MORE
Congratulations to Jordan de Souza who makes his debut at the Theater an der Wien with a new production of Offenbach’s La Périchole. Nikolaus Habjan directs this colourful opéra bouffe...MORE
[one] could see first-hand conductor Jordan de Souza’s masterly control of the mood and pacing in the crucial final passages………..you could hear the magic.
Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza completed a four-year term at the Komische Oper Berlin in 2020. During this time, he collaborated with renowned director Barrie Kosky on four critically acclaimed new productions: Pelléas et Mélisande, La bohème, Weinberger’s Frühlingsstürme and Candide.
- Seattle Opera – debut and Tristan und Isolde debut
- Bayerische Staatsoper Munich – Die Zauberflöte
- Komische Oper, Berlin – Pelléas et Mélisande, Candide, La Bohème, Frühlingsstürme
- Chicago Lyric Opera – Daniel Catán Florencia en el Amazonas, and La bohème
- Glyndebourne Festival – La bohème – London Philharmonic Orchestra
- Dutch National Opera – Carmen
- Concerts with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orchestra della Toscana
A successful collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Garsington Opera on Strauss Der Rosenkavalier in 2021 led the orchestra to engage him to conduct Dvořák Cello Concerto and Brahms Symphony No. 4 in their Royal Festival Hall series this season. In his native Canada, he will return to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Orchestre symphonique de Québec and make debuts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Ottawa National Arts Centre Orchestra. This season he appears at the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, and he also makes his debut with Seattle Opera conducting Tristan und Isolde for the first time, as well as his Italian debut conducting the Orchestra della Toscana.
Jordan recently conducted Die Zauberflöte at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich and Rigoletto for Houston Grand Opera and last season conducted Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at the Chicago Lyric Opera, Don Giovanni at Opernhaus Zürich, Wagner Der fliegende Holländer at Nationaltheater Mannheim and La bohème at the 2022 Glyndebourne Festival. This season sees him conduct Carmen at Dutch National Opera, a new production of La Périchole at Theater an der Wien, Die Zauberflöte at Oper Köln and La bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Jordan’s recent concert appearances have included Berlioz Symphonie fantastique with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, the world première of Simon Bertrand’s Weltengeist along with Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and his BBC Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducting George Walker Address for Orchestra, Barber Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.
In 2016 Jordan was invited to join the staff of the Komische Oper Berlin where he has conducted Don Giovanni, La traviata, Petrushka, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Eugene Onegin and Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Born in Toronto, Jordan studied conducting at McGill University, Montreal and made his conducting debut aged 20 with Bach St John Passion. On graduating, he joined the McGill faculty from 2011-2015 and went on to conduct several important choral works including Bach St Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Mass in B minor, and the Verdi, Mozart, and Fauré Requiem. During this time, he was also Conductor in Residence of Tapestry Opera in Toronto, conducting three world premières.This biography should not be edited without permission from Maxine Robertson Management.
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