Christof Loy is one of the most sought after directors in the world. He was voted »Director of the Year« in 2003, 2004 & 2008 by critics from Opernwelt magazine. His Così fan tutte won the 2008 FAUST-Theaterpreis, his Tristan und Isolde at Covent Garden in London won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award. The DVD of his Lulu was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 and his Peter Grimes at the Theater an der Wien recently won an International Opera Award for »Best New Production of 2016«. He has worked at Oper Frankfurt regularly for many years – his new Wozzeck was staged at the end of last season. He opened this season directing Scartazzini's The Sandman (a production from Theater Basel) which is followed by revivals of his Don Giovanni and Arabella. Christof Loy's recent productions have included Ariodante at the Salzburg Pfingst Festival, the world premiere of Scartazzini's Edward II at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Giordano's Fedora and Der Rosenkavalier at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, the world premiere of Anno Schreier's Hamlet at the Theater an der Wien, Daphne at the Hamburg State Opera, Chowanschtschina at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam, and I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Zurich Opera. Future projects include La forza del destino at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Le nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Maria Stuarda at the Theater an der Wien, Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane / The Miracle of Heliane at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and his debut at La Scala Milan in 2018, with Bellini's Il pirata. Conductors with whom he works regularly include Antonio Pappano, Ivor Bolton, Ingo Metzmacher and Sebastian Weigle.