LA Opera nails music director for another term

LA Opera nails music director for another term


norman lebrecht

January 14, 2017

James Conlon has signed on again til 2021, which will be his 16th season with the company.

Over the past 10 years he has conducted 50 different operas.


Placido Domingo, LA Opera general director, said: ‘It is impossible to overstate what a profound impact James Conlon has made during his ten years in Los Angeles. The astounding energy and infectious enthusiasm that he brings to his work has made him a beloved figure for our audiences. Thanks to his prodigious musical talents, our magnificent orchestra sounds better and better every season. I myself have taken great pride in the numerous musical partnerships that James and I have shared-most recently in Verdi’s Macbethearlier this season-and I look forward to many more such collaborations.’