Barrie Kosky is back in Frankfurt, where he produced staggeringly good productions of Carmen (which went to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London in 2018) and a Dido and Aeneas / Bluebeard's Castle double bill, for a new production of Salome. He has been Intendant and Chief Director of the Komische Oper Berlin since 2012/13, which has since won many awards. Recent productions there have included Weinberger's Frühlingsstürm / Spring Storms, Abraham's Dschainah, Henze's The Bassarids, Puccini's La Bohème, Bernstein's Candide and the world premiere of Moritz Eggert's M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder / A City Searches for a Murderer. Highlights in recent seasons have included Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the 2017 Bayreuth Festival (»Production of the Year 2017/18«, Opernwelt), Der feurige Engel / The Fiery Angel at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Orphée aux enfers at the Salzburg Festival, Les Boréades at Opéra de Dijon, Die Gezeichneten and Macbeth at Zurich Opera, Prince Igor at the Opéra National in Paris and Saul at the Glyndebourne Festival (International Opera Award 2015). His production of Castor und Pollux was seen in London, Dijon and Berlin and received a Laurence Olivier Award. This winner of the 2014 International Opera Award for »Best Director« was Intendant of the Schauspiel Haus in Vienna from 2001 - 2006 and Artistic Director of the 1996 Adelaide Festivals in Australia. He was voted Director of the Year 2016 by Opernwelt magazine.