Friday, October 12, 2007

Operatic Aide Memoire: James Conlon To Los Angeles Opera, Gerard Mortier From Paris Opera To New York Peoples Opera, Philippe Jordan To Opera National

"Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan has been named the next music director at the Opera National de Paris, the French opera house said.

The 33-year-old, currently principal guest conductor at the Berlin Staatsoper opera house, will join the Paris institution starting with the 2009-2010 season, the Paris opera said Thursday.

The son of the late conductor Armin Jordan, Philippe Jordan has studied piano and violin as well as theory and composition....

The Opera National de Paris has not had a music director since American James Conlon left in 2004 to join the Los Angeles Opera, and it has been relying on guest conductors since then." ...

Associated Press "Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan to join Paris Opera" International Herald Tribute October 12, 2007

Opera directors and conductors on the move ...

Jamie Hewlett, Chen Shi-Zheng and Damon Albarn in Monkey Journey to the West, at the Berlin State Opera House. [Click on image for enlargement.]

Video and Audio link.

Photo credit: (c) Statoper Unter den Linden. With thanks.


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