Jordan de Souza appointed Kapellmeister at the Komische Oper Berlin

Gramophone Tue 18th October 2016

The Canadian conductor takes up his new position in 2017

Jordan de Souza (photo by Brent Calis)

Jordan de Souza (photo by Brent Calis)

The Komische Oper Berlin has announced that Jordan de Souza will become their next Kapellmeister at the beginning of the 2017/18 season. The young Canadian will conduct several repertoire pieces, take over the musical direction of one new production, and will lead a symphony concert in his first season.

Artistic Director and General Manager of the Komische Oper, Barrie Kosky, said: 'Jordan de Souza is a very talented andextremely interesting young conductor, who has both musical and theatre blood in his veins. We are very happy to welcome him as our next Kapellmeister.'

De Souza is regular guest conductor at the Bregenz Festival and is Conductor-in-Residence at Tapestry Opera in Toronto. He is currently Head of Music at the Komische Oper. 

Watch Jordan de Souza conducting an extract from Britten's Ceremony of Carols with the CBC/McGill Youth Choir in the video below:

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