Christopher Larkin makes his company debut in 2017-18, conducting performances of Puccini’s La rondine. Maestro Larkin’s conducting credits include Washington National Opera’s productions of Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila and Bellini’s I puritani, New York City Opera’s Don Giovanni (Mozart) and La bohème (Puccini), Verdi’s La traviata with Santa Fe Opera, Puccini’s Tosca, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for Houston Grand Opera, Donizetti’s La fille du regiment for Cincinnati Opera, and Rossini’s Il viaggio à Reims, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, and Britten’s Turn of the Screw for Portland Opera, among others.
Other recent engagements included a concert of Italian Opera favorites with John Osborn at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Adamo’s Little Women at the McGill University School of Music and returns to Carnegie Mellon University for Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox and Oberlin Opera Theater for Handel’s Alcina. In 2016-17, he lead Handel’s Acis and Galatea for Carnegie Mellon University, Massenet’s Cendrillon for Oberlin Opera Theater, and Don Giovanni for Utah Opera.
Training and developing young singers has always been of tremendous importance to Maestro Larkin, as shown by his work with the Houston Opera Studio, Wolf Trap Opera, Manhattan School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory, Indiana University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory. For several summers he has conducted a program of opera scenes with the young singers at the New National Theatre in Tokyo and has twice been invited by Marilyn Horne to conduct at The Music Academy of the West, leading Il viaggio á Reims and La bohème for that program.
Maestro Larkin has worked as an Assistant Conductor and vocal coach with several major opera companies in North America, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Vancouver Opera, and the Canadian Opera Company.
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