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James Conlon

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  • Los Angeles Opera's 'Billy Budd' cast learns how to survive a hanging

    Los Angeles Opera's 'Billy Budd' cast learns how to survive a hanging
    Under the Articles of War enacted by the British Navy in the 18th century, many crimes qualified as capital offenses, including mutiny, treason, robbery, sodomy and murder. Executions were often carried out by hanging, with the convict strung up from...
  • Review: A shipshape 'Billy Budd' caps Britten 100/LA

    Review: A shipshape 'Billy Budd' caps Britten 100/LA
    A bellicose anti-war opera, Benjamin Britten's "Billy Budd" is a stifling shipboard drama with only strong male voices, a theater of testosterone. Manhood stands trial. In 1951, the year of its premiere, "Billy Budd" bravely evoked homoeroticism on the...
  • Woody Allen to team with Placido Domingo in Madrid

    Woody Allen to team with Placido Domingo in Madrid
    Woody Allen will team with tenor Plácido Domingo in a revival of the director's Los Angeles Opera production of "Gianni Schicchi" that will be produced in Madrid. The production will be part of the Teatro Real's 2014-15 season, which was announced this...
  • Placido Domingo in 'Traviata,' 'Ghosts of Versailles' for L.A. Opera

    Placido Domingo in 'Traviata,' 'Ghosts of Versailles' for L.A. Opera
    Plácido Domingo in "La Traviata" and a new production of John Corigliano's "The Ghosts of Versailles" will be among the highlights of Los Angeles Opera's 2014-15 season, which will be announced Tuesday. The company will mount six mainstage productions...
  • L.A. Opera's unlikely — and unusual — 'The Magic Flute'

    L.A. Opera's unlikely — and unusual — 'The Magic Flute'
    In a bare rehearsal space downtown at the Music Center, a dozen or so people work through a scene in the dark. The only light comes from projected black-and-white animation flickering on the back wall of the stage — a nude fairy fluttering her wings...
  • 'War Requiem': Classical act of defiance in the name of peace

    'War Requiem': Classical act of defiance in the name of peace
    Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...
  • Fall 2013 classical music events include notes of protest

    Fall 2013 classical music events include notes of protest
    The fall music season will begin with dissent. Petitions have been circulated calling for companies that employ Russian artists, such as the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, to protest Russian President Vladimir Putin's human rights policies,...
  • Ravinia Festival puts 'Passion' into summer classical lineup

    Ravinia Festival puts 'Passion' into summer classical lineup
    The Ravinia Festival has announced the remainder of its programming for the 2013 summer season. The schedule comprises more than 120 classical, popular, jazz and dance events, presented almost nightly from June 6 to Sept. 15 at Ravinia Park in Highland...
  • James Conlon honored for promoting music suppressed by Nazis

    James Conlon honored for promoting music suppressed by Nazis
    Conductor James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, has received an award from a Jewish group for his work in resurrecting long-forgotten and rarely performed pieces by composers whose careers were cut short during the Holocaust. Conlon was...
  • Los Angeles Opera's James Conlon to undergo colon surgery

    Los Angeles Opera's James Conlon to undergo colon surgery
    James Conlon, music director of Los Angeles Opera, will have surgery to have part of his colon removed. The 63-year-old conductor is suffering from an inflamed portion of his colon as a result of diverticulitis, the company said. The surgery, which will...
  • Lang Lang thrills Ravinia gala crowd

    Lang Lang thrills Ravinia gala crowd
    On the elegant, manicured lawns of Ravinia, the Women's Board presented its annual black-tie gala July 27 with more than 800 guests in attendance. The evening featured renowned classical pianist Lang Lang, whose career was launched 14 years ago on the...
  • L.A. Opera to import a 'Magic Flute' influenced by silent films

    L.A. Opera to import a 'Magic Flute' influenced by silent films
    Having developed a momentary case of the 20-year itch for the beloved production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” that it has been rolling out since 1993, Los Angeles Opera announced Tuesday that it’s about to have a fling with a sexy...