James Conlon

Opera on WRTI
7:21 am
Sat December 21, 2013

The Met Opera on WRTI: Britten's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Dec. 21, 1 PM

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. Saturday, December 21, 1 to 4:30 pm

Background article about the opera

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Opera on WRTI
10:23 am
Sat July 27, 2013

LA Opera: Franz Schreker's THE STIGMATIZED, July 27, 1 PM

Franz Schreker (1878 - 1934)

"Franz Schreker 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.

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Creatively Speaking
11:31 am
Sat July 14, 2012

Conductor James Conlon: Remembering the Music Suppressed by the Third Reich

Conductor James Conlon

WRTI'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.

Creatively Speaking
10:14 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Maestro James Conlon--Academy of Natural Sciences at 200--Soprano Meagan Miller

Jim Cotter speaks with James Conlon as the music director of LA Opera and the Ravinia Festival prepares to guest conduct The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis explores the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, as it begins a yearlong celebration of its bicentennial.

David Patrick Stearns profiles soprano Meagan Miller. The West Chester native recently joined Lyric Fest for concerts featuring music from 1912.

Crossover
10:41 am
Sat August 28, 2010

Maestro James Conlon

One of today's most respected conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast repertoire, and has worked with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses.

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.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:04 am
Mon July 28, 2008

WRTI Presents Operas Suppressed by the Third Reich on August 9

Although Viktor Ullmann died in Auschwitz, his opera lives on.

The Los Angeles Opera's Music Director James Conlon is reviving operas banned by the Nazi regime via Recovered Voices: A Lost Generation's Long-Forgotten Masterpieces.

Tune to WRTI on Saturday, August 9 from 1:30 to 5 pm to hear two one-act operas: The Broken Jug, by Viktor Ullmann (at right), and The Dwarf, by Alexander Zemlinksy.

"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."

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