Tobias Kratzer is back at Oper Frankfurt, after his wonderful staging of Meyerbeer's L'Africaine last season, to direct this new production of La forza del destino, his second production for the company. He recently won a DER FAUST Theatre Prize (production of the year) for his production of Götterdämmerung at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe and was voted "Director of the Year 2018" by Deutsche Bühne magazine. Later this season he directs Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg / The Dwarf at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Tannhäuser at ths Bayreuth Festival. Other recent productions have included Lucio Silla at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Les contes d’Hoffmann / The Tales of Hoffmann at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam and a Bastien und Bastienne / Eine florentinische Tragödie (A Florentine Tragedy) double bill at Oper Halle. Other important projects have included a "revolution trilogy": Il barbiere di Siviglia, Le nozze di Figaro and Fidelio at Wermland Opera in Karlstad, Sweden, Rossini's L’italiana in Algeri at the German National Theatre in Weimar, Les Huguenots at the Staatstheater in Nürnberg and Nice and Le Prophète in Karlsruhe. Tobias Kratzer studied history of art and philosophy in Munich and Bern and drama and opera direction at the August Everding Theaterakademie.