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.
Opera Wire logo
Santosh Venkataraman
Opera Wire


"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. "
bach track logo
Katherine Syer


"Jordan de Souza led the orchestra with an extremely fine-tuned sense of colour and balance, keeping the music strictly controlled, but lyrical nonetheless."
Globe and Mail logo
Richard Harris
Globe and Mail, Toronto



View more video chats with Jordan on Behind the Scenes.