James Conlon, one of today’s most versatile and respected conductors, has cultivated a vast symphonic, operatic and choral repertoire. Since his 1974 debut with the New York Philharmonic, he has conducted virtually every major American and European symphony orchestra. Through worldwide touring, an extensive discography and videography, numerous essays and commentaries, frequent television appearances and guest speaking engagements, Mr. Conlon is one of classical music’s most recognized interpreters.

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Conlon is the real thing: a master of the orchestra with genuine theatricality and no discernible narcissism.

Los Angeles Times

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July 14, 17, 20

Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco

Michael Fabiano, Plácido Domingo, Carmen Giannattasio

Teatro Real

Madrid, Spain


July 24

RAI National Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Bizet Suite from Carmen, Respighi Pines of Rome

Cava del Sole

Matera, Italy


August 25, 31

Salzburg Festival

Verdi's Luisa Miller with Roberto Tagliavini, Piotr Beczala, Teresa Iervolino, Plácido Domingo, Nino Machaidze, John Relyea

Grosses Festspielhaus

Salzurg, Austria


He is a miracle of equilibrium: his dramatic intuition never fails, nor betrays the transparency of the music…

Le Monde de la Musique