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Joachim Klein

Lighting Designer

Joachim Klein lighting designer has been Lighting Supervisor and Resident Lighting Designer at Frankfurt Opera since 1994, while also working on projects in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Since 2013 he has been Head of Lighting at Frankfurt Opera, where his most recent designs include Adriana Lecouvreur, The Rake’s Progress, Giulio Cesare, The Gambler, Ariadne auf Naxos, Ezio, Gespenstersonate and Sirenen. Recent engagements elsewhere: Elektra, Queen of Spades (Graz); La traviata (Graz, London, Vienna); Salome (Salzburg, Oslo); Lucrezia Borgia (Munich, Gothenburg); The Cunning Little Vixen (Hamburg); Boris Godunow (Karlsruhe); Dido and Aeneas/Duke Bluebeard’s Castle (Edinburgh, Los Angeles). He has worked with renowned directors such as Vincent Boussard, Johannes Erath, Achim Freyer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Stefan Herheim, David Hermann, Peter Konwitschny, Barrie Kosky, Harry Kupfer, Christof Loy and David McVicar. In October 2014 he received the Knight of Illumination Award for the Best Opera Lighting Design in the UK

As well as ENO’s La traviata, Joachim’s upcoming engagements include: Don Pasquale (Frankfurt); The Marriage of Figaro (Frankfurt); Don Carlo (Frankfurt); Le Grand Macabre (Frankfurt); Aida (Frankfurt); Die Fledermaus (Dutch National Opera); Carmen (Frankfurt); Othello (Frankfurt)

Last updated: 9th August 2023