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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Upcoming performances

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March 29, April 1 & 4

Verdi’s Otello


Deutsche Oper Berlin

Berlin, Germany


May 8 & 9

The Festival Play of Daniel

A medieval music drama based on the biblical tale of Daniel in the lion's den; featuring more than 400 professional, amateur and student performers

Cathedral of our Lady of Angels

Los Angeles, CA, USA


May 16

Diana Damrau & Nicolas Testé

Arias and duets with orchestra

The Broad Stage

Santa Monica, CA, USA


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

Le Monde de la Musique