The Canadian conductor takes up his new position in 2017.
The Komische Oper Berlin has announced that Jordan de Souza will become their next Kapellmeister at the beginning of the 2017/18 season.
Articles about Jordan de Souza, his life and work.
Michael Vincent, Feb 10, 2016 (Toronto)
Tapestry New Opera resident conductor Jordan de Souza has been appointed as Studienleiter (Head of Music) at Germany’s Komische Oper Berlin (KOB), beginning August 1, 2016.
KOB was founded in 1947 by Walter Felsenstein, and specializes in German language productions of opera, operetta and musicals. It was recently awarded “Opera Company of the Year” by the International Opera Awards in London, 2015.
De Souza, who recently made debuts with COC (Figaro) and National Ballet of Canada (Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet), will lead eight productions with the KOB throughout the 2016/17 season.
It takes big talent and a youthful sensibility to bring opera into the 21st century, and Toronto-based Tapestry Opera is banking on Corktown resident Jordan de Souza having both.
The opera company is now entering its 36th season, with de Souza taking the reins as conductor in residence. The St. Michael’s Choir School graduate certainly has musical chops. In 2008, he was awarded the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Fellowship Degree at 19, becoming the youngest recipient of the honour ever.
Tapestry Opera has named Canadian musician Jordan de Souza as Conductor-in-Residence for its ambitious 2015-2016 season. De Souza joins Canada’s foremost contemporary opera company in the same season that he accepts roles as Guest Conductor, Assistant Conductor, and Cover Conductor with the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada.
Steven Mazey, Publishing date:Apr 22, 2015
Jordan de Souza certainly knows how to say a musical goodbye.
On the stage of Southam Hall on Monday, the 26-year-old maestro will conduct the spectacular Verdi Requiem in a performance by the Ottawa Symphony, the 140-voice Ottawa Choral Society and vocal soloists. . .