Joachim Klein, who has been working as a lighting designer and lighting master at Oper Frankfurt since 1994, became head of the lighting department in 2013. Guest engagements, with directors including Peter Konwitschny, Christof Loy, Willy Decker and Johannes Erath have taken him to other venues, including the Salzburg Easter Festival, to Graz (La traviata, Pique Dame and Elektra), Göteborg (Lucrezia Borgia), the Hamburg State Opera (The Cunning Little Vixen), Teatro Real in Madrid (Werther) and English National Opera in London (La traviata). Recent productions in Frankfurt lit by Joachim Klein have included Carmen, Riehm's Sirenen, L’incoronazione di Poppea, L’Orontea, Euryanthe and Martinůs Drei Einakter/Three One Act Operas. After lighting Barrie Kosky's 2015 production of Saul at the Glyndebourne Festival he was back in Frankfurt to light Lachenmann's Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern / Little Match Girl, Verdi's Stiffelio, Handel's Radamisto and this new production of Carmen. He recently lit Der feurige Engel/The Firey Angel (directed by Barrie Kosky) at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and Un ballo in maschera (directed by Johannes Erath). He received a British »Knight of Illumination Award« in 2014 for his lighting of Oper Frankfurt's Kosky production of Herzog Blaubarts Burg/Bluebeard's Castle and another in 2016, for Saul at the Glyndebourne Festival.