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Christopher Franklin

After starting his career in Italy, Christopher Franklin has conducted in  the major Italian Opera houses and festivals: at the Teatro Regio di Torino, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Carlo Felice di Genova, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Piccolo di Milano, La Scala, the Teatro Comunale di Treviso, Teatro Verdi di Salerno, Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

On the concert stage, he conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London,  the Sydney Symphony  Orchestra, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia, a German tour with the Münchner Symphoniker, the SWR Orchester in Germany, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra of La Monnaie in Brussels, the Orquestra de la Comunitat di Valencia, the Orquestra de la Navarra, the Sinfonieorchester of St. Gallen, the Orchestra Verdi di Milano, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Orchestra Filarmonica of the Arena in Verona, the Orchestra ‘900 of the Teatro Regio di Torino, the Filarmonica Toscanini of Parma, the Orchestra da Camera di Padova, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, I Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan and has collaborated with several world class soloists including: Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Misha Maisky, Natalia Gutman, Bruno Giuranna, Marco Rizzi, Pietro de Maria, Enrico Pace. He has established over the years a long collaboration with Juan Diego Florez, that led him to the main Concert Halls like the Wiener Konzerthaus, Herculessaal in Munich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie in Köln, Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden, the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, Cadogan Hall in London, Palau des Arts in Valencia...

Recent seasons saw him at Minnesota Opera for the world premiere of Doubt by Douglas Cuomo, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Thomas’ Hamlet and La Cenerentola, Così fan tutte at Teatro Regio di Torino and Cagliari, concerts in Trieste, Death in Venice in Mexico City, Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Attila in Lima, Le Comte Ory at the Greek National Opera of Athens, new productions of L’Amour coniugale by  Mayr, La cambiale di matrimonio and La Gazzetta (all released by Naxos) at the Rossini Festival in Wildbad, Une Education Manquée and La cambiale di matrimonio at Wexford Festival, Sweeney Todd in Bologna, Die lustige Witwe in Naples and Genova, Don Pasquale and Il turco in Italia for Circuito Lombardo. Among his very recent engagements : La Sonnambula in Paris, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci in Macerata, Rossini’s Otello in Barcelona, Scala di Seta in Liège, Cafè Kafka e Jeanne d’Arc au bucher in Valencia, the Florez20 concert in Pesaro.

He'll next coduct Turco in Italia for Circuito Lombardo, Turn of the screw in Valencia, Puritani at Liceu, Turandot in San Francisco, Thais in Minneapolis, Tristan und Isolde and concerts in Trieste.

October 2016

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