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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September 23-October 15, 2023

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Lucas Meachem, Guanqun Yu, Isabel Leonard, Anthony León, Craig Colclough

LA Opera | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA


November 16, 2023

Orchestra della Toscana

Mozart's Overture to "Lucio Silla", Schubert's Symphony No. 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 2

Teatro Verdi

Florence, Italy


November 22 & 23, 2023

Lausanne Chamber Orchestra

Mozart's Symphony No. 34, Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op. 110, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Violin Concerto

Salle Métropole

Lausanne, Switzerland


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

Le Monde de la Musique