Canadian conductor Jordan de Souza recently completed a four-year term at Komische Oper Berlin conducting new productions of Pelléas et Mélisande, La bohème, Weinberger’s Frühlingsstürme, and Candide.
Recent concert appearances have included Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the world premiere of Simon Bertrand’s Weltengeist and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9 with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In the current season, he will return to conduct Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and make debuts with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the NAC Orchestra, and the Orchestra della Toscana. A highlight next season will be his London concert debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, following a successful collaboration in 2021 with them conducting Der Rosenkavalier.
Jordan has conducted Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at Nationaltheater Mannheim, La bohème at Glyndebourne Festival, Die Zauberflöte at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Rigoletto for Houston Grand Opera, Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Chicago Lyric Opera, and Don Giovanni at Opernhaus Zürich. Opera appearances in the current season include Tristan and Isolde (Seattle Opera), Carmen (Dutch National Opera), La Périchole (Theater an der Wien), and La bohème (Deutsche Oper Berlin).
Born in Toronto, Jordan studied conducting at McGill University, Montreal, and on graduating, joined the McGill faculty. He was also Conductor in Residence of Tapestry Opera in Toronto, conducting three world premieres.