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Christof Loy

Director

Christof Loy
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Christof Loy is one of the most sought after directors in the world. He was voted »Director of the Year« in 2003, 2004 & 2008 by critics from Opernwelt magazine. His Così fan tutte won the 2008 FAUST-Theaterpreis, his Tristan und Isolde at Covent Garden in London won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award. The DVD of his Lulu was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 and his Peter Grimes at the Theater an der Wien recently won an International Opera Award for »Best New Production of 2016«. He has worked at Oper Frankfurt regularly for many years, most recently on Wozzeck (which is being performed at Oslo Opera at the moment) and Scartazzini's The Sandman (a production from Theater Basel). Christof Loy's recent productions have included Le nozze di Figaro at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, La forrza del destino at the Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Ariodante at the Salzburg Pfingst Festival, the world premiere of Scartazzini's Edward II at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Giordano's Fedora at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, the world premiere of Anno Schreier's Hamlet at the Theater an der Wien and Daphne at the Hamburg State Opera. Future projects include Maria Stuarda at the Theater an der Wien, and Korngold's Das Wunder der Heliane / The Miracle of Heliane at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Conductors with whom he works regularly include Antonio Pappano, Ivor Bolton, Ingo Metzmacher and Sebastian Weigle.