Equally at home on the concert stage and in the opera house, American conductor Christopher Franklin has been praised for his keen theatrical instincts and vibrant performances. His continued success in the Italian operatic repertoire is a natural result of having launched his career in Italy, conducting at several major Italian opera houses and festivals. A sought-after guest conductor, Mr. Franklin has conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, SWR Orchester, Orchestre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Prague Philharmonia, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Orchestra Verdi di Milan, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra Toscanini of Parma and Accademia della Scala di Milano.
In the coming season Mr. Franklin returns to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro in a Gala concert featuring Juan Diego Florez, several soloists from this year’s festival and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna; he will conduct the opening concerts in the Cesky Krumlow Festival in the Czech Republic with the Prague Radio Orchestra, concerts with Pretty Yende in Prague and Vienna, and symphonic concerts and a new production of Tristan und Isolde at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste. Other upcoming opera engagements include a new production of Il turco in Italia in the Lombardy Theatres and The Turn of the Screw at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.