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Christopher Larkin


Christopher Larkin has appeared as a guest conductor with many major opera companies throughout North America.  His conducting credits include Washington National Opera (Samson et Dalila, I puritani), New York City Opera (Don Giovanni, La bohème), Santa Fe Opera (La Traviata), Houston Grand Opera (Tosca, Roméo et Juliette, Le nozze di Figaro), Cincinnati Opera (La fille du régiment), and Portland Opera (Il viaggio à Reims, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Turn of the Screw), among others.


In the past few seasons, Maestro Larkin has led Little Women at the McGill University School of Music,  Glass’s Hydrogen Jukebox and Acis and Galatea at Carnegie Mellon University, Handel’s Alcina, Britten’s The Turn of the Screw,  and Cendrillon at  Oberlin Opera Theater, Don
Giovanni for Utah Opera, La rondine with Opera San Jose, and Don Giovanni at Edmonton Opera. Last season saw him leading La Traviata with Portland Opera, Dialogues des Carmelites at Oberlin, and Gianni Schicchi/Suor Angelica at New England Conservatory. The 2019-2020 season includes returns to Oberlin for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Così fan tutte and Carnegie Mellon University for The Light in the Piazza.


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"Poulenc’s music in Dialogues visits every corner of his wide-ranging style, and Larkin and the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra supported the singers superbly"

-Cleveland Classical

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"The orchestra and its director, Christopher Larkin, deserve highest praise. Never overpowering the singers, they brought to the music a wealth of nuance and expression, controlling tempo as needed. Larkin followed the soloists, requested and received dynamic variety f...


"Opera San José does make a fine case for the work, no one more so than the orchestra, lead by Christopher Larkin. . . Tenor Jason Slayden is an ideal Ruggero, it is easy to see why Magda falls for him, he's tall and handsome and has a beautiful voice. His earnestness...


"Utah Opera has gone to the movies for its season closer, a production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" reimagined as a 1950s film noir.Director Kristine McIntyre's 21st-century conception fits the 1787 masterpiece so well, it's a little surprising no one else has done it be...


"Rounding out the production musically were the fine chorus, prepared by Gregory Ristow, and the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra under Christopher Larkin, who expertly realized Massenet’s score, touching it with a special variety of fairy-dust." -ClevelandClassical.com


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