Johannes Debus has been Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) since 2009, having been appointed immediately following his debut.  

The 2017/18 season includes debuts with the Seattle, Oregon, and Kansas City Symphonies, and the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa. Debus returns to the Metropolitan Opera conducting The Tales of Hoffmann, the Bregenz Festival conducting the Austrian premiere of Goldschmidt's Beatrice Cenci, and the San Diego Symphony. As Music Director of the COC, he conducts Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. Highlights of the 16-17 season included debuts with the Metropolitan Opera conducting Salome, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and his Australian debut with the Tasmanian and West Australian Symphonies. 

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