Christopher Franklin


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 Rossini’s Otello at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, La sonnambula at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and La scala di seta at the Théâtre Royal de Liège, symphonic concerts with NDR Radiophilharmonie, Theatre de St. Etienne, Orchestra of the Royal Theatre Wallonie (Liege) and Camerata Strumentale (Prato); a return to the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, in a special 20th anniversary concert of Juan Diego Flórez’s debut at the Festival- further concerts with Florez in London, Paris, Czech Republic, and Abu Dhabi.