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 among others, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra and the Russian National Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic 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, the Münchner Symphoniker, and the Orchestra ‘900 of the Teatro Regio di Torino. He has performed in theatres throughout the world such as the Musikvereinssaal and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Herculessaal in Munich, Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, Philharmonie in Köln, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnival Center of Miami, International House of Music and the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Dvořák Hall and the Smetana Municipal Hall in Prague, at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, at the War Memorial Opera House with San Francisco Opera, and at the Ordway with the Minnesota Opera.
This summer finished a successful production of “The Merry Widow” at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, the upcoming 2021-2022 season includes Verdi’s Attila in Tenerife, Tosca in Trieste, L’amant Anonyme of Joseph Bologne (Chevalier de Saint-George) at Minnesota Opera, Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny at the Teatro Regio di Parma, a new production of Verdi’s Macbeth at New Zealand Opera, concerts with Juan Diego Florez at the Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, The Menuhin Festival Gstaad, in Malaga and Ancona, and concerts with Pretty Yende in Prague.