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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March 2, 7, 10, 13, 16, 24

Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

Russell Thomas, Guanqun Yu, Elizabeth DeShong, Janai Brugger, and James Creswell

LA Opera

Los Angeles, CA, USA


April 7, 8, 9

Gürzenich Orchester Köln

Shostakovich Symphony No. 7

Kölner Philharmonie

Cologne, Germany


April 12, 13

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Mozart's Overture to Lucio Silla and Piano Concerto No. 20 with Joaquin Achucarro; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12

Palacio de la Ópera de la Coruña

La Coruña, Spain


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

Le Monde de la Musique