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Leonard Foglia has served as director and librettist for all of the world-premiere mariachi operas commissioned by HGO: El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering (2019); Cruzar la Cara de la Luna/ To Cross the Face of the Moon (2018 and 2010), which has played across the county as well as at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris; and El Pasado Nunca Se Termina/The Past Is Never Finished (2015). Also for HGO, he directed the world premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life (2016); directed and wrote the libretto for the world premiere of A Coffin in Egypt (2014); directed Dead Man Walking (2011), in a production that has been seen at New York City Opera and across the U.S. as well as at Teatro Real in Madrid; and directed the world-premiere work Last Acts (Three Decembers) (2008). Foglia has directed the world premieres and subsequent stagings of Moby-Dick (Dallas Opera and San Francisco Opera—where it was filmed for PBS); Everest (Dallas Opera); and Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera). 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.

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