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Philippe Jordan
Musical director

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Musical Director of the Paris Opera since 2009 and Musical Director of the Wiener Symphoniker since 2014, Philippe Jordan has been appointed Musical Director of the Wiener Staatsoper as of the 2020/2021 season. He was assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin and, from 2001 to 2004, Musical Director of the Graz Opera. He has conducted in the world’s most celebrated theatres and festivals, including the Dresden Semperoper, London’s Royal Opera House, the Zurich Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, and the Bayreuth, Glyndebourne, Salzburg, and Aix-en-Provence Festivals. In concert, Philippe Jordan has conducted numerous ensembles including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, the Chicago Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Berlin Staatskapelle, the Hamburg NDR, the DSO Berlin, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, and the Zurich Tonhalle. At the Paris Opera he conducted the world premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Bérénice, and new productions of Moïse et Aaron, La Damnation de Faust, Samson et Dalila, Lohengrin, Don Carlos, Benvenuto Cellini, Les Troyens and Don Giovanni.

With the Paris Opera Orchestra he has recorded Pelléas et Mélisande (DVD Naïve), Richard Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie (Naïve Records), Verdi’s Requiem, symphonic excerpts from Der Ring des Nibelungen, a Debussy/Stravinsky/Ravel CD, Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and Valse (Victoire de la Musique Classique 2016) a Mussorgsky/Prokofiev CD, Moses und Aron (DVD BelAir Classics), the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and Così fan tutte (DVD Arthaus Musik). He has also recorded Schubert’s 7th and 8th Symphonies, Beethoven’s complete symphonies and Berlioz’s La Symphonie fantastique and Lélio with the Wiener Symphoniker. In 2013, he was named “Artist of the Year” by Classica magazine for his recordings with the Paris Opera Orchestra and in 2017, best conductor at the International Opera Awards.”

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