Jordan De Souza Appointed Music Director in Dortmund

By Francisco Salazar

Canadian conductor Jordan De Souza has been appointed as the General Music Director of the City of Dortmund, Germany.

He will be responsible for the Opera and the Symphony Orchestra, the Dortmunder Philharmoniker.

De Souza has conducted many major opera companies worldwide, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Glyndebourne, Bayerische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Seattle Opera, and Dutch National Opera. He also served as the principal conductor of the Berlin Komische Oper for a four-year term.

Born in Toronto, Jordan studied conducting at McGill University in Montreal and made his conducting debut at the age of 20 with Bach’s St. John Passion. Following his graduation, he joined the McGill faculty from 2011 to 2015 and went on to conduct several important choral works. He also served as the conductor-in-residence of Tapestry Opera in Toronto.