The American-Israeli conductor Steven Sloane is back in Frankfurt, where he conducted a revival of the Dido and Aeneas / Herzog Blaubarts Burg (Bluebeard's Castle) double bill, that he also led when the production went on tour to Los Angeles. He has been General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra for many years and is enjoying his second season as Intendant of the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. He has appeared with many of the worlds leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney and Tokyo Metropolitan symphony orchestras, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He is also much sought-after for operatic work and conducts Henze's Das Floß der Medusa / The Raft of Medusa at the 2018 Ruhrtriennale and Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman at Malmö Opera in 2019. Recent highlights have included Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Reimann's Medea at the Komische Oper Berlin. He has also conducted at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Stuttgart Opera and the Hongkong, Santa Fe, Edinburgh and Salzburg festivals. He returns regularly to the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, where he used to be Music Director. He is passionate about teaching and has conducted many youth orchestras and is a professor at the University of Arts in Berlin.