Christof  Loy

Director (Germany)

HGO Appearances: Tristan and Isolde (2013)

About the Artist: Christof Loy has been working as a freelance director for opera, musicals, and theater since 1990. His career started in Stuttgart with The Magic Flute, Children of the Sun, Phaedra, and Triumph of Love, among others. In Freiburg, he staged The Abduction from the Seraglio, and in Munich, Patrick Marber’s Hautnah. He has worked closely with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg (Manon, Don Carlos, The Tales of Hoffmann, a Monteverdi cycle, Les Troyens, La belle Hélène, Louise); the Bremen Theatre (Orphée, Damnation de Faust, Pique Dame), the Hamburg State Opera (Alcina, The Turk in Italy); the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Jenůfa); and La Monnaie, Brussels (The Marriage of Figaro, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Eugene Onegin, Der Rosenkavalier, La bohème). He is a regular guest at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Frankfurt Opera. He has staged productions at the Glyndebourne Festival; Salzburg Festival; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Gothenburg Opera; Royal Opera Copenhagen; Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm; and many others. He won the Duisburg Music Prize in 2001; in 2003 and 2004, he was named Director of the Year by the critics of the periodical Opernwelt. For his London staging of Ariadne auf Naxos, he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award—an award he won in 2010 for Tristan and Isolde.

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