Equally at home directing opera and drama, director Ingo Kerkhof has worked regularly at the State Theatre of Wiesbaden since 2014, with opera productions including "Orfeo ed Euridice", "Alcina" and the new work "AGOTA?", and dramas such as "Baumeister Solness", "Onkel Wanja" and "Eine Familie". In 2016/17, he will be directing the German-language premiere of the drama "Hangmen". He has directed numerous contemporary works, including Alban Berg's "Wozzeck" (Cologne Opera, 2011), Wolfgang Rihm's "Dionysos" (Heidelberg, 2013), Salvatore Sciarrino's "Lohengrin" (Staatsoper im Schillertheater, 2014), Bruno Maderna's "Satyricon" with students from the Berlin Academy of Arts (guest production at Franz-Liszt-Musikakademie Budapest, 2016). In 2016, he directed the world premiere of "Comeback" (Oscar Strasnoy) at the Berlin State Opera, as well as "Amor vien dal destino" (Agostino Steffani), followed by "Idomeneo" at the National Theatre in Mannheim. He has worked regularly at the Hannover State Opera, with productions including "L’Italiana in Algeri", "La Calisto", "Die Entführung aus dem Serail", "Le nozze di Figaro", "Ariadne auf Naxos" and "Eugen Onegin". Additionally, he has directed opera productions at the Schlosstheater in Potsdam and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, as well as drama productions at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Landestheater Linz, Stadttheater Bern, Theater Neumarkt in Zurich and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. In 1997, he founded his own ensemble, "Kerkhof-Produktion", which has worked at the Deutsches Theater Berlin (Baracke), Theater am Halleschen Ufer Berlin, Berliner Sophiensæle, Forum Freies Theater in Düsseldorf, as well as at the Intercity-Festival in Florence, Theaterspektakel in Zurich and the "Theater der Welt" Festival.