Brigitte Fassbaender is back in Frankfurt, where she has directed wonderful productions of Ariadne auf Naxos and Britten's Paul Bunyan, for this new production of Capriccio. Recent work has included Peter Grimes at the Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Salome at Theater Regensburg and Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatstheater in Braunschweig, and future plans include Il barbiere di Siviglia in Bregenz and Henze's Der junge Lord/The Young Lord at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich. She was Intendant of the Landestheater in Innsbruck from 1999-2012, where her many successful productions included Carmen, Les Troyens, Die verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra and a Britten cycle. She was also artistic director of the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 2004-2012. Brigitte Fassbaender enjoyed a long and triumphant career as a mezzo-soprano, appearing at leading opera houses and festivals around the world, until she retired from the stage in 1995. This award winning artist and much sought after singing teacher's career is documented in her extensive discography, of roughly 300 recordings. She was awarded an ECHO Classic in 2017 for her lifetime's achievements.