Keith Warner is one of the world's most sought-after drama and operatic directors working at leading opera houses and festivals including those in Berlin, Karlsruhe, Dresden, Hamburg, Vienna, London (Der Ring des Nibelungen and many other works), Copenhagen, Strasbourg, Brussels, Warsaw, Tokyo (Der Ring des Nibelungen) and San Francisco, the Bayreuth (Lohengrin), Bregenz (world premiere of André Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice and Andrea Chénier), Savonlinna and Glyndebourne festivals. He recently directed Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Vienna State opera and other plans this season include Tosca in Santa Fe. Now Keith Warner's back at Oper Frankfurt, where his many productions have included Peter Grimes, Hänsel und Gretel, La Cenerentola, the first performances in Germany of Adès' The Tempest, Dallapiccola's Volo di notte / Il prigioniero, Reimann's Lear, Bloch's Macbeth and Britten's Death in Venice, for this new Weill / Orff The Tsar wants his Photograph Taken / The Clever Woman double bill. He also enjoys close links to the Theater an der Wien, where productions have included Handel's Giulio Cesare, Don Giovanni, Schulhoff's Flammen / Flames, Haydn's Orlando Paladino, Janácek's Katja Kabanová, Gottfried von Einem's Der Besuch der alten Dame / An old Lady comes to Visit, Hindemith's Mathis der Maler, Weill's Threepenny Opera and the world premiere of Christian Jost's Egmont. His 2003 production of Wozzeck at Covent Garden won an Olivier Award. Other outstanding stagings during his long and successful career have included the world premiere of John Casken's God’s Liar in London, the first production in America of his Golem, Sondheim's Pacific Overtures at ENO and Shakespear's King Lear at the Grange Festival. Keith Warner has written five librettos for operas composed by David Blake, three plays and a novel. Earlier on in his career he was Co-Director of English National Opera in London and Scottish Opera, Artistic Director of Opera Omaha in Nebraska.