Karsten Januschke has enjoyed close links to Oper Frankfurt, where he began his career in 2008 as a coach and then Kapellmeister, building up a substantial repertoire, for many years. Now he is back for this new Pergolesi double bill. 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, Herrmann’s Der Mieter, commissioned by Oper Frankfurt, the first performances in Germany of Neuwirth’s Lost Highway and a new production of Tamerlano. 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, where he also conducted Gräfin Mariza, and Gärtnerplaztheater in Munich for Die Zirkusprinzessin / The Circus Princess, the Theater St. Gallen (Le nozze di Figaro, L’incoronazione di Poppea), Landestheater Bregenz (Fidelio, Don Pasquale & La clemenza di Tito) and the St. Margarethen Festival for Die Zauberflöte. Future plans include his return to the Staatstheater in Darmstadt for Requiem für ein jungen Dichter / Requiem for a Young Poet and his debut at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart, with 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.