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.
Opera performances in the 2018/2019 season include I Puritani at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Lucia di Lammermoor at Auditorio de Tenerife, Nabucco at Teatro Verdi Trieste, La traviata at Minnesota Opera and Handel und Gretel at the San Francisco Opera, as well as symphonic engagements with Oviedo Filarmonia and Gregory Kunde, Palau de les Arts with violinist Francesca Dega, Münchner Symphoniker with repertoire by Mozart, Strauss and Wagner, and a concert at the San Francisco Opera featuring Adler Fellows. Recent projects include Turandot at San Francisco Opera, Peter Grimes at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, L’Occasione fa il ladro in Oman, Thais at Minnesota Opera, Donizetti’s Pia de Tolomei in Pisa, Livorno, Lucca, and I Puritani at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona