Anselm Weber took up the post of Intendant of Schauspiel Frankfurt at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, where his first new production was Segher's Das siebte Kreuz/The Seventh Cross and where he directs Miller's All My Sons, George Brant's Grounded, Ayad Akhtar's Invisible Hands and the world premiere of Stimmen einer Stadt / Voices of a City, monodramas written for Frankfurt. He was Intendant of Schauspiel Essen from 2005 – 2010 before taking up the same position at the Schauspielhaus in Bochum in 2010. He has been a regular guest at Oper Frankfurt over the years, where he directed Katja Kabanová, Tiefland, Die tote Stadt and his profoundly moving production of Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger. He directed his first opera, Rigoletto, at the Aalto-Theater in Essen in 1999, where he returned for Lohengrin, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Der Rosenkavalier, Siegfried and the world premiere of Christian Jost's Die arabische Nacht / The Arabian Night (text by Roland Schimmelpfennig). Anselm Weber also worked as house director at Schauspiel Frankfurt and the Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, and has directed at the Burgtheater and Volkstheater in Vienna, the Residenztheater and Kammerspiel in Munich and the Deutsche Theater in Berlin.