Christopher Franklin

Performances with the RNO

September 2017

In Russia

19 Tue

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall





Overture to Tancredi
Semiramide's Aria "Bel raggio lusinghier" from Semiramide
Folleville's Aria "Partir, oh Ciel! Desio..." from Viaggio a Reims
Amenaide's Aria "Di mia vita infelice" from Tancredi
Fiorilla's last aria "Squallida veste, e bruna" from Il Turco
Rosina's Cavatina "Una voce poco fa" from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Christopher Franklin

Guest Artist:

Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti, Soprano

2017 RNO Grand Festival

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace