Tobias Kratzer is back at Oper Frankfurt, where he worked for the first time in 2018 on a wonderful production of Meyerbeer's L’Africaine, which was followed a year later by a stunning production of Verdi's La forza del destino, for this new production of Nielsen's Maskerade. In recent seasons he has worked at the Opéra national de Paris (Gounod's Faust), Covent Garden (Beethoven's Fidelio), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels (Mozart's Lucio Silla), Nationale Opera Amsterdam (Offenbach's Les contes d’Hoffmann) and theatres in Germany including Weimar Opera, the Deutsche Oper (Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg / The Dwarf) and Komische Oper in Berlin. He won the 2008 Ring Award for Verdi's Rigoletto and a DER FAUST theatre prize for Götterdämmerung at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, where he caused quite a stir with Meyerbeer's Le Prophète. He directed Les Huguenots at the Staatstheater in Nürnberg and in Nice. He was voted »Director of the Year 2018« by Die Deutsche Bühne and »Director of the Year 2020« for his Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival and Rossini's Guillaume Tell at the Opéra de Lyon by Opernwelt. Tobias Kratzer studied history of art and philosophy in Munich and Bern and drama and opera direction at the August Everding Theaterakademie in Munich. Plans for 2022 include his return to La Monnaie in Brussels for Puccini's Trittico in March and the world premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas' Liebesgesang in Bern in May.