The Director Claus Guth is much sought-after by leading opera companies throughout Europe. Now he is back in Frankfurt, where he was born and where his wonderful productions have included Daphne (2010) and Pelléas et Mélisande (2012) - which both won best production of the year FAUST Theater Prizes - Der Rosenkavalier, Il trittico, Un ballo in maschera, The Merry Widow, Rodelinda (a co-production with the Teatro Real in Madrid) and the Dialogue of the Carmelites for Elektra. In 2022 he directed The Makropoulos Case at the Staatsoper Berlin, Bluthaus / Blood House at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the world premiere of Pascal Dusapin's Il Viaggio, Dante at the Aix en Provence Festival. Other recent world premieres were Chaya Czernowin's Heart Chamber and Beat Furrer's Violetter Schnee / Violet Snow at the Staatsoper in Berlin. He also staged Handel's Orlando at the Theater an der Wien, Salome at the Bolschoi in Moscow and Jenůfa at Covent Garden. Other recent productions have included Saul at the Theater an der Wien, La Bohème and Rigoletto at the Opéra National in Paris, Jephtha in Amsterdam and Paris, La clemenza di Tito at the Glyndebourne Festival and Die Frau ohne Schatten (co-production with La Scala Milan and Covent Garden) at the Staatsoper in Berlin. Other places where he has enjoyed great success during his career have included Bayreuth, the Salzburg Festival, whose Guth Da Ponte cycle has been performed in other places, the Vienna and Hamburg state operas, the Theater an der Wien, Zurich Opera and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Claus Guth studied philosophy, German and musicology in Munich and stage direction at the Bavarian August Everding Theatre Academy.