Karsten Januschke has enjoyed close links to Oper Frankfurt, where he began his career in 2008 as a coach and was then made Kapellmeister, building up a substantial repertoire, for many years. Now he is back for this new production of Handel’s Tamerlano. He returned as a guest for performances of a Dido and Aeneas / Herzog Blaubarts Burg (Bluebeard’s Castle) double bill, Le nozze di Figaro, Fioravanti’s Le cantatrici villane, the Herrmann’s Der Mieter, commissioned by Oper Frankfurt, and the first performances in Germany of Neuwirth’s Lost Highway. Engagements in recent seasons have taken Karsten Januschke to places including the New National Theatre in Tokyo (Don Giovanni), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Der zerbrochene Krug / Der Diktator), the Volksoper in Vienna and Gärtnerplaztheater in Munich for Die Zirkusprinzessin / The Circus Princess, the Staatstheater in Darmstadt, Theater St. Gallen (Le nozze di Figaro, L’incoronazione di Poppea), Landestheater Bregenz (Fidelio, Don Pasquale) and the St. Margarethen Festival for Die Zauberflöte. Future plans include his return to the Volksoper in Vienna for Gräfin Mariza and Bregenz for La clemenza di Tito, and his debuts at the Tirol Festival in Erl and Staatsoper in Stuttgart for Don Pasquale. Concert work has included appearances with the MDR Sinfonieorchester, the Munich Radio Orchestra, Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Staatskapelle in Schwerin, the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin and Norddeutsche Philharmonie in Rostock. Whilst still a student in Vienna Karsten Januschke worked at the Vienna State Opera and Theater an der Wien and later on the Bayreuth Festival, assisting conductors such as Christian Thielemann and Kirill Petrenko.