Christof Loy

Stage Director


Loy studied music theatre direction in Essen and literature in Munich. He was named Director of the Year by Opernwelt (2003, 2004 and 2008), Director of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards and earned Opernwelt’s Production of the Year 2021/22 for his Oper Frankfurt staging of Die Nacht vor Weihnachten. For The Royal Opera he has directed Ariadne auf Naxos, Lucia di Lammermoor, Lulu and Tristan und Isolde. Recent productions elsewhere include Il trittico at the Salzburg Festival, Salome in Helsinki and Der Schatzgräber at Deutsche Oper Berlin. Additional notable productions include Don Pasquale (Zurich), Eugene Onegin (Oslo), Der ferne Klang and Fedora (Royal Swedish Opera), Capriccio and Rusalka (Teatro Real, Madrid), Tannhäuser and Königskinder (Dutch National Opera), Tosca (Helsinki) and Norma (Frankfurt). Choreography work includes Eine Winterreise and The Miraculous Mandarin/Bluebeard’s Castle for Theater Basel. He returns to The Royal Opera later in the 2023/24 Season for a new production of Elektra.

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