Vancouver Opera Offstage – 002 – with Jonathan Darlington

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PODCAST | Vancouver Opera Offstage
Catching Up with Jonathan Darlington, Music Director Emeritus of Vancouver Opera

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May 6, 2020

In this episode, Les chats with Vancouver Opera Music Director Emeritus Jonathan Darlington. We explore Jonathan’s musical journey and how he got involved in the world of opera, and Maestro Darlington also shares his thoughts on Mozart, Verdi and Strauss, composers whose operas have figured prominently in his tenure at Vancouver Opera. Plus, we get a peek at what Jonathan is doing to keep busy during this quarantine period.


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Jonathan Darlington, Music Director Emeritus of Vancouver Opera speaks with Les Dala in this podcast.


Vancouver Opera Offstage Host:
Leslie Dala
Vancouver Opera Offstage Production and Editing:
Vincent Wong
Vancouver Opera Offstage logo design:
Annie Mack
Episode Recorded: April 22, 2020
Episode interviews are recorded entirely remotely using Zoom and hosted on
(Originally on Buzzsprout).

Cover photo by Matt Botsford on Unsplash
Podcast opening and closing music: 
“Habanera” from Carmen. Sung by Jenny Lee Mitchell.
Habanera Kevin MacLeod (
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