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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...

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