Filmmaker Reiner Moritz's fascinating documentary film on one of today's greatest young conductors, Philippe Jordan – Music Director of the Opéra national de Paris and Chief Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker.
Few conductors have accomplished as much by their 40th birthday as the Swiss Maestro Philippe Jordan. With an expansive repertoire reaching from baroque to contemporary music, and the posts of both Music Director of the Opéra national de Paris and Chief Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker, his accomplishments and influence place him at the head of his generation. Moritz sketches Jordan's meteoric career in this film, allowing the great conductor to tell his own story through excerpted conducting performances and interviews.
Photo: Philippe Jordan © Jean-François Leclercq / OnP
Philippe Jordan, Robert Wilson – Stéphane Degout (Pelléas), Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande), Anne Sofie von Otter (Geneviève), Vincent le Texier (Golaud)
Philippe Jordan, David McVicar – Nadja Michael (Salome), Thomas Moser (Herod), Joseph Kaiser (Narraboth) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden