Music director of the Opéra de Paris since 2009 and principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra since the 2014–15 season, Philippe Jordan is counted among the most established and sought-after conductors of his generation. He has been appointed music director of the Vienna Staatsoper beginning in 2020.
Mr. Jordan’s career on the podium began at Germany’s Stadttheater Ulm and at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden. From 2001 to 2004 he was principal conductor of Austria’s Graz Opera House and the Graz Philharmonic Orchestra. During that period, he also made debuts at important international opera houses and festivals, including The Metropolitan and Houston Grand Operas; the Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, and Glyndebourne festivals; and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Bavarian Staatsoper, and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. From 2006 to 2010 he served as principal guest conductor of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, and in the summer of 2012 he made his debut at the Bayreuth Festival leading a production of Wagner’s Parsifal. He returns to New York in the spring of 2019 to conduct Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at The Metropolitan Opera.
As a symphonic conductor, Mr. Jordan has worked with such renowned European orchestras as the Berlin, Munich, and Vienna philharmonic orchestras, and the Vienna Symphony, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestra dell’Accademia nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Zurich’s Tonhalle-Orchester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Salzburg Mozarteumorchester, and London Symphony Orchestra. In North America, he has conducted the Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Montreal, San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis symphony orchestras, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., The Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, and the New York Philharmonic.
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