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 in Frankfurt won the 2008 FAUST-Theaterpreis and hisTristan 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 Awards for »Best New Production of 2016« and »Director of the Year 2017«. His many productions for Oper Frankfurt have included Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Wozzeck, Norma, Don Giovanni, Scartazzini's Der Sandmann (first seen at Theater Basel), Wozzeck (which was also seen at Oslo Opera) and last season's online evening of Tchaikovsky Lieder: Nur wer die Sehnsuch kennt. Now he's back for Rimsky-Korsakov's The Night before Christmas and Giordano's Fedora. Recent productions have included Verdi's Luisa Miller in Glyndebourne, Zandonais Francesca da Rimini at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dvořák's Rusalka at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Leoncavallo's Zazà at the Theater an der Wien, Mozart's Cosí fan tutte at the Salzburg Festival, Donizetti's Don Pasquale at Zurich Opera and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at Den Norske Opera in Oslo. Future plans include Schreker's Der Schatzgräber /The Treasure Hunter at the Deutsch Oper Berlin and Britten's Peter Grimes at the Theater an der Wien. Conductors with whom he works regularly include Antonio Pappano, Ivor Bolton, Ingo Metzmacher Marc Albrecht and Sebastian Weigle.