Thanks to everyone who came out to Opera Speaks last night! Here are the just-announced details for the next Opera Speaks @ VPL.
Tuesday, April 3, 2010
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
Alice MacKay room (downstairs)
VO's music director Jonathan Darlington will lead some accomplished singers in an exploration of the technique and approach required for singing the greatest works of Giuseppe Verdi.
Whenever Maestro Darlington speaks, the Alice MacKay Room fills up, so plan to arrive early. Seating is limited!
About Jonathan Darlington
Sensitivity for depth and balance and an infectious dynamism are the hallmarks of Jonathan Darlington’s work. His demand for the highest level of professionalism and precision, infused with genuine enthusiasm, has ever increased the quality and popularity of both orchestras.
Renowned for vast symphonic and operatic repertoire which ranges from the baroque to the contemporary, with an emphasis on lesser known contemporary works outside the European mainstream, he gives r egular guest appearances with major orchestras and opera houses the world over.
He is a regular guest with the Orchestre National de France, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica del San Carlo di Napoli, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the National Orchestra of Taiwan, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, the English National Opera and Sydney Opera.
Jonathan Darlington holds the distinctions of a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Honorary LRAM and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London (FRAM).
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