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Conlon extends LA Opera contract through 2017-18
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - James Conlon has extended his contract as music director of the Los Angeles Opera through the 2017-18 season.
The 62-year-old's new deal was announced Wednesday. He was hired in 2004 to start with the 2006-07 season, and he extended previously in 2007 and 2010. His current agreement ran through the 2012-13 season.
Conlon has conducted 18 company premieres, 33 different operas at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and 190 main stage performances with the LA Opera.
He also has been music director of the Ravinia Festival outside Chicago since 2005 and of the Cincinnati May Festival since 1979.
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