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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August 25, 31

Salzburg Festival

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

Grosses Festspielhaus

Salzburg, Austria


September 14, 22, 25, 28
October 3 & 6

Puccini’s La Boheme

Marina Costa-Jackson, Saimir Pirgu, Erica Petrocelli, Kihun Yoon, Nicholas Brownlee, Michael J. Hawk, and Patrick Blackwell

LA Opera

Los Angeles, CA, USA


October 11 & 12

RAI National Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven Egmont Overture and Triple Concerto; Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Toscanini Auditorium

Torino, Italy


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

Le Monde de la Musique