Baritone John Conlon has appeared with leading opera companies and symphony orchestras in Canada and Europe, making notable appearances with Vancouver Opera, Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Calgary Concert Opera, Vancouver Concert Opera, and Cowtown Opera. His roles include Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème, Lescaut in Massenet’s Manon, Danilo in Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, Eisenstein in Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and Michele in Puccini’s Il Tabarro.
In 2010, John appeared with Alberta Ballet in their concept production of Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins singing the role of the Brother. After spending a season as a Calgary Opera Emerging Artist, John returned to both their main stage and second stage series in 2011/2012 singing roles in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and the world premiere of Arthur Bachmann and Clem Martini’s What Brought Us Here.
In the 2013/2014 season, John made appearances with Cowtown Opera and the Toronto based Opera By Request singing Schaunard and Marcello respectively in Puccini’s La Bohème, and he returned to Calgary Concert Opera singing the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto to great acclaim.
In 2015, John returned to Opera by Request singing the role of Miller in Verdi's Luisa Miller. In 2016, John will make his Windsor Symphony debut reprising the role of Marcello in their production of Puccini's La Bohème.
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"Conlon’s Schaunard was perhaps one of the more compelling character studies, as he was perfect in his struggle with his empathetic helplessness towards the end of the performance."
by Trevor P.
October 25, 2013
cowtown opera, la bohème,
Opera by Request