James Conlon

James Conlon to stay at L.A. Opera at least through 2020-21 season

James Conlon to stay at L.A. Opera at least through 2020-21 season

James Conlon, the popular music director of the L.A. Opera celebrating his 10th anniversary with the company this year, will be sticking around for a while longer. Conlon has renewed his contract through the 2020-21 season, General Director Plácido Domingo announced Friday.

Domingo called Conlon’s contributions in Los Angeles “impossible to overstate.”

“The astounding energy and infectious enthusiasm that he brings to his work has made him a beloved figure for our audiences,” Domingo said in a statement. “Thanks to his prodigious musical talents, our magnificent orchestra sounds better and better every season. I...

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