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.
Upcoming 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, as well as symphonic engagements with the Russian National Philharmonic and Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Recent projects include Tristan und Isolde at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Turco in Italia at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Britten’s Turn of the Screw at the Palau in Valencia, Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci at the Macerata Sferisterio, Rossini’s Otello at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, and La sonnambula at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris.