Philippe Jordan Tapped For Top Vienna State Opera Position

By Francisco Salazar

Philippe Jordan has been tapped as music director for the Vienna State Opera position.

According to the Associated Press, Bogdan Roscic, the incoming Vienna State director says he has signed conductor Jordan as the opera house’s music director.

Roscic described Jordan as “one of the few conductors of note who focused on opera from the start of their artistic career.”

Roscic is set to start his new position in Vienna in 2020. He currently heads the classical division of the Sony Music group and he was previously chief of O3, Austria’s main state-run radio outlet.

Jordan is currently musical director of the Paris Opera where is slated to conduct “Don Carlos,” starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sonya Yoncheva, as well as “Parsifal” and “Benvenuto Cellini.” He is also the chief conductor of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. Jordan is currently at the Bayreuth Festival leading “Die Meistersingers”.”