Christof Loy, Director

Christof Loy


Christof Loy is one of the most internationally sought-after opera and theatre directors of his generation. His meticulously crafted productions have earned him numerous awards, including Director of the Year several times by Opernwelt magazine.

In 2017 he was named Director of the Year at the International Opera Awards, where he also won the 2016 award for ‘Best New Production’ for Peter Grimes at the Theater an der Wien.

Career Highlights

He has an intensive and long-standing collaboration with many of the world’s leading opera houses: Theatre an der Wien (Peter Grimes, Maria Stuarda, Euryanthe); Bavarian State Opera (Lucrezia Borgia, Roberto Devereux, Le nozze di Figaro); Zurich Opera House (La Straniera, Alcina, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Don Pasquale); Salzburg Festival (Theodora, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Ariodante, Così fan tutte); Royal Opera Stockholm (La fanciulla del West, Parsifal, Der Rosenkavalier, Der Ferne Klang); ROH (Ariadne auf Naxos, Lulu, Tristan und Isolde); Dutch National Opera (Arabella, Khovanshchina, La forza del destino, Tannhäuser); Teatro Real Madrid (Capriccio, Rusalka).

Latest productions include: Così fan tutte (Salzburg); Zaza (Theater an der Wien); Rusalka (Madrid); Eugene Onegin (Oslo); Francesca da Rimini (Deutsche Oper Berlin);
Luisa Miller (Glyndebourne).

Current season includes: Christmas Eve (Oper Frankfurt); Die Winterreise (Theater
Basel); Salome (Helsinki); Der Schatzgräber (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Il trittico (Salzburg).

Last updated: 15th September 2022