Tobias Kratzer studied art history and philosophy in Munich and Bern as well as opera and acting direction at the Theaterakademie August Everding. In recent seasons he has directed at the Opéra national de Paris (Gounod's Faust), the Royal Opera House in London (Beethoven's Fidelio), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels and the Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, as well as in Germany at the Oper Frankfurt, Deutsche Oper Berlin (Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg) and the Komische Oper. He is the winner of the 2008 Ring Award (for Verdi's Rigoletto) and the German theater award DER FAUST (for his production of Götterdämmerung at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe). In 2020, he was named "Director of the Year" in the OPERNWELT critics' poll for Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival and Rossini's Guillaume Tell at the Opéra de Lyon.
Engagements in Bayreuth