James Conlon, LA Opera’s Richard Seaver Music Director, will undergo a surgical procedure in New York tomorrow (Thursday, August 8) for treatment as the result of diverticulitis.
Per his doctor's instructions, Mr. Conlon will need to rest for three to four weeks afterward. Therefore, he's had to cancel August performances with the Ravinia Festival and with the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra in La Jolla. He is, however, expected to make a full recovery and resume his regular activities by the time he is scheduled to return to the Metropolitan Opera for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening on October 11, followed by his return to Los Angeles for Falstaff rehearsals and several autumn performances he is conducting throughout Southern California as part of the Britten 100/LA festival.
Please join all of us at LA Opera in wishing Maestro Conlon a full and speedy recovery.