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.
Engagements for 2015-2016 included a concert of Italian Opera favorites with John Osborn at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, 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.
Upcoming, he will lead Acis and Galatea for Carnegie Mellon University, Cendrillon for Oberlin Opera Theater, and Don Giovanni for Utah Opera.
In the 2014-2015 season, he joined the Florentine Opera for Elmer Gantry, Carnegie Melon for Il mondo della luna, and returned to Oberlin for Street Scene. Other recent projects have included La traviata at Nashville Opera, Little Women at Utah Opera, and William Bolcom’s A Wedding at the Oberlin Conservatory.
Asinterim Artistic Director of Ashlawn Opera, he was responsible for all personnel and artistic matters for the 2010 season.
In addition, he conducted the company’s highly acclaimed productions of both Don Giovanni and Brigadoon.
Also, Maestro Larkin recently made his Wexford (Ireland) Festival Opera debut conducting Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, a production that The Times (London) called “…the undoubted hit of the festival”.