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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Opera Under the Stars at Meadowood

James Conlon conducts Nadine Sierra and Michael Fabiano as they perform an array of arias and duets with Festival Orchestra Napa

Napa Valley

St Helena, CA, USA


SEPTEMBER 26, OCTOBER 4, 7, 10, 15, 18

Verdi’s Il Trovatore

Angel Blue, Gregory Kunde, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Vladimir Stoyanov, Morris Robinson


Los Angeles, CA, USA


OCTOBER 17, 25, 29 NOVEMBER 1, 4, 7

Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Issachah Savage, Sara Jakubiak, Yulia Matochkina, John Relyea, Lucas Meachem, Philip Cokorinos


Los Angeles, 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