Book/lyrics/director for Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (2013 revival, tours to Théâtre du Châtelet, San Diego Opera, and Arizona Opera, and 2010 world premiere). Previously: Librettist/director for El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (2015) and A Coffin in Egypt (2014). Director: It’s a Wonderful Life (2016), Dead Man Walking (2011), Three Decembers (2008), and The End of the Affair (2004).
About the Artist:
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); and The End of the Affair, Three Decembers, and It’s a Wonderful Life, all for Houston Grand Opera. His production of Dead Man Walking has been seen at New York City Opera and 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, with composer José “Pepe” Martínez, which premiered at Lyric Opera of Chicago; and A Coffin in Egypt with composer Ricky Ian Gordon, which premiered at HGO. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, with composer Martínez, premiered at HGO and has played across the county as well as Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.