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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October 16 - November 6, 2021

Wagner’s Tannhäuser

Issachah Savage, Sara Jakubiak, Yulia Matochkina, Lucas Meachem, and Morris Robinson

LA Opera | Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA


November 14-16, 2021

Gürzenich Orchester Köln

Sinfoniettas by Zemlinsky and Korngold

Cologne Philharmonie

Cologne, Germany


November 21, 2021

Orchestra della Toscana

Mozart's Symphonies No. 34 & 41 and Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a

Teatro Verdi

Florence, Italy


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

Le Monde de la Musique