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While the cast worked wonders collectively, the star may have been maestro Jordan de Souza. The Kapellmeister at KOB guided a Komische Oper orchestra that formed a luminous sound with Tchaikovsky’s score. One’s heart was pulled along with every melody under the baton of de Souza, who should be heard from in the future.
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Santosh Venkataraman
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Gramaphone: Jordan de Souza appointed Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin

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
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Ludwig Van Toronto: Conductor Jordan de Souza Named Head Of Music At Komische Oper Berlin

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.
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TORONTO.COM — Corktown’s Jordan de Souza bringing hardcore punk band F*cked Up to Tapestry Opera

Tap:Ex METALLUGY offers two sets – traditional and modern It takes big talent and a youthful sensibility to bring opera into the 21st century, and Toronto-based Tapestry Opera is banking
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BROADWAY WORLD — Jordan De Souza Named Conductor-in-Residence for Tapestry Opera’s 2015-16 Season

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
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Ottawa Citizen: Good-bye on a Grand Scale: Ottawa Choral Society maestro bids farewell with Verdi masterwork

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
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"Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza (installed this season as the company’s main conductor) teases out individual instrumental lines to powerful effect, and encourages impactful emotional swells. "
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Katherine Syer
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Reviews

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Der Tagesspiegel– Pelléas et Mélisande” an der Komischen Oper

Wenn die Komische Oper zum Auftakt ihrer Jubiläumsspielzeit lädt und Hausherr Barrie Kosky selbst inszeniert, glaubt man schon zu wissen, dass an der Gaudi nicht gespart werden wird. Doch Kosky
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NMZ: Allemond ein Puppenhaus – Claude Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande“ an der Komischen Oper Berlin

Soeben erst bildeten als erste Premiere der Deutschen Oper Berlin drei Dramen von Maurice Maeterlinck die textliche Grundlage für Aribert Reimanns neue Oper. Dem folgte die Komische Oper mit der
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BERLIN/ Komische Oper: PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE. Erste Premiere

Einen zwiespältiger Eindruck hat diese Koproduktion mit dem Nationaltheater Mannheim hinterlassen. Hausherr und Regisseur Barrie Kosky entzaubert das symbolistische Stück. Statt gedeckter Farben und Andeutungen im ungefähren Fahrwasser der Seele ist ein
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Oksana G. Tapestry Opera 2017

Globe and Mail: Oksana G. never loses its heart amidst troubling subject matter

Robert HarrisMay 25, 2017 It is a tribute to the artistry of the performers of Oksana G., the new opera from Toronto’s Tapestry Opera, that the vividness and explicit action of
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"Jordan de Souza led the orchestra with an extremely fine-tuned sense of colour and balance, keeping the music strictly controlled, but lyrical nonetheless."
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Richard Harris
Globe and Mail, Toronto

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