Steven Sloane conducted the German premiere of David Lang's opera Prisoner of the State in Bochum on May 17. After a tour to Rotterdam and Bruges, he will now conduct the work in Malmö on June 3 and 4.

From 1994 to 2021 Steven Sloane was General Music Director of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, which advanced to become one of Germany's leading orchestras under his leadership. His achievements also included the realisation of the orchestra's own concert hall, the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr.