Leonard Foglia ( Director )
In opera, Leonard Foglia has directed the world premieres and subsequent stagings of Moby-Dick (Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, where it was filmed for PBS), Everest (Dallas Opera); Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera); The End of the Affair (Houston Grand Opera); Three Decembers (HGO); and It’s a Wonderful Life (HGO). His production of Dead Man Walking was produced by New York City Opera and has been seen across the United States as well as Teatro Real in Madrid. For Broadway, he directed Master Class, Wait Until Dark, Thurgood (filmed for HBO), The People in the Picture, On Golden Pond, and The Gin Game. Off-Broadway credits include Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From The Field (filmed for HBO) and Let Me Down Easy (filmed for PBS), One Touch of Venus at Encores!, The Stendhal Syndrome, and If Memory Serves. As a librettist, he wrote (and directed) El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished, with composer José “Pepe” Martínez, which premiered at Lyric Opera of Chicago; A Coffin in Egypt with composer Ricky Ian Gordon, which premiered at HGO; Cruzar la Cara de la Luna/To Cross the Face of the Moon with composer Martínez, which premiered at HGO and has played across the county as well as Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.