New York-born conductor James Conlon signed on to stay at the Los Angeles Opera through 2018. "If you had told me that I would love California and L.A., I would never have believed it," said Conlon. The conductor's accomplishments at the L.A. Opera include conducting the company's first stagings of Wagner's "Ring" cycle operas as well as championing its "Recovered Voices" series, dedicated to presenting the works of composers whose careers were cut short during the Holocaust.
Katie Falkenberg, For the Times
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