James Conlon http://wrti.org en LA Opera on WRTI: Verdi's FALSTAFF, July 12, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-wrti-verdis-falstaff-july-12-1-pm <p>In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece <strong><em>Falstaff</em></strong>. When Shakespeare’s portly knight of Windsor hatches a plot to improve his love life by courting two different married women, he launches a flood of comic chaos and romantic misadventure. <strong>Saturday, July 12, 1 to 4 pm.</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:26:59 +0000 WRTI Staff 7475 at http://wrti.org LA Opera on WRTI: Verdi's FALSTAFF, July 12, 1 PM The Met Opera on WRTI: Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Dec. 21, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-brittens-midsummer-nights-dream-dec-21-1-pm <p>Benjamin Britten’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical romance returns to the Met for the first time in ten years, in celebration of the composer’s centennial. James Conlon conducts the gifted ensemble, which includes soprano Kathleen Kim as Tytania and countertenor Iestyn Davies as Oberon - the fairies' Queen and King. <strong>Saturday, December 21, 1 to 4:30 pm</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/news/features/infocus-dream" target="_blank"><strong>Background article about the opera</strong></a></p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 12:21:29 +0000 WRTI Staff 6829 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Dec. 21, 1 PM LA Opera: Franz Schreker's THE STIGMATIZED, July 27, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/la-opera-franz-schrekers-stigmatized-july-27-1-pm <p>"<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schreker">Franz Schreker</a> is perhaps the most striking example of a highly recognized Austrian composer whose music disappeared after it was banned in 1933," says conductor James Conlon. "He was so prominent that some viewed him as the successor to both Wagner and Strauss. Sat, 27 Jul 2013 14:23:32 +0000 WRTI Staff 6233 at http://wrti.org LA Opera: Franz Schreker's THE STIGMATIZED, July 27, 1 PM Conductor James Conlon: Remembering the Music Suppressed by the Third Reich http://wrti.org/post/conductor-james-conlon-remembering-music-suppressed-third-reich <p>WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter speaks with James Conlon, music director of LA Opera. In an effort to raise awareness of the works of two generations of composers who were suppressed, forced to emigrate, or were executed by the Nazi regime, Conlon has dedicated himself to programming this music.</p><p>http://youtu.be/HNvCBvx6ov8</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 15:31:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 4136 at http://wrti.org Conductor James Conlon: Remembering the Music Suppressed by the Third Reich Maestro James Conlon--Academy of Natural Sciences at 200--Soprano Meagan Miller http://wrti.org/post/maestro-james-conlon-academy-natural-sciences-200-soprano-meagan-miller <p>Jim Cotter speaks with James Conlon as the music director of LA Opera and the Ravinia Festival prepares to guest conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra.<br /><br />Susan Lewis explores the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, as it begins a yearlong celebration of its bicentennial.<br /><br />David Patrick Stearns profiles soprano Meagan Miller.&nbsp;The West Chester native recently joined Lyric Fest for concerts featuring music from 1912.</p> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:14:10 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 3638 at http://wrti.org Maestro James Conlon--Academy of Natural Sciences at 200--Soprano Meagan Miller Maestro James Conlon http://wrti.org/post/maestro-james-conlon <p>One of today&#39;s most respected conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast repertoire, and has worked with the world&#39;s most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses.<br /><br />Currently music director of the Ravinia Festival, Los Angeles Opera, and the Cincinnati May Festival, Conlon is also an active and devoted advocate of reviving the lesser-known repertoire of composers affected by the rise of Nazism and the events of World War II.<br /> Sat, 28 Aug 2010 14:41:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2005 at http://wrti.org Maestro James Conlon WRTI Presents Operas Suppressed by the Third Reich on August 9 http://wrti.org/post/wrti-presents-operas-suppressed-third-reich-august-9 <p>The Los Angeles Opera's Music Director James Conlon is reviving operas banned by the Nazi regime via <i>Recovered Voices: A Lost Generation's Long-Forgotten Masterpieces</i>.<br /><br />Tune to WRTI on Saturday, August 9 from 1:30 to 5 pm to hear two one-act operas: <i>The Broken Jug,</i> by Viktor Ullmann (at right), and <i>The Dwarf,</i> by Alexander Zemlinksy.<br /><br /><i>"We must now mitigate a great injustice by working to revive the music of those whose only 'fault' was that they were Jewish, or that they were opposed to or deemed offensive by an authoritarian regime."</i><br />-- James Conlon, LA Opera music director</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2008 13:04:00 +0000 Jessica Schultz 2001 at http://wrti.org WRTI Presents Operas Suppressed by the Third Reich on August 9