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Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

By: Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan has been waving the baton at the Paris Opera for close to a decade, as the prestigious company's musical director. The maestro is currently conducting a rare, complete version of Giuseppe Verdi’s epic masterpiece "Don Carlos", marking the 150th anniversary of the grand opera's premiere.

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He spoke to France 24’s Richelle Harrison Plesse about getting the best out of his singers and musicians, and how opera is moving towards more diversity and reaching a wider audience.

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