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, 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 and Accademia della Scala di Milano.
Opera performances in the 2019/20 season include Hansel und Gretel at the San Francisco Opera, La Boheme at the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Aufsteig und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny in Parma, Florencia en al Amazonas at Yale University, as well as concerts with the Tokyo New City Orchestra in Suntory Hall. Recent projects include I Puritani at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, Lucia di Lammermoor at Auditorio de Tenerife, Nabucco at Teatro Verdi Trieste, La traviata and Thais at Minnesota Opera a, as well as symphonic engagements with Oviedo Filarmonia and Gregory Kunde, Palau de les Arts with violinist Francesca Dego, Münchner Symphoniker , and a concert at the San Francisco Opera featuring Adler Fellows, Turandot at San Francisco Opera, and Peter Grimes at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.