Louisa Muller previously directed Madame Butterfly for HGO, both on the mainstage (2015) and in outdoor performances (2011), as well as outdoor performances of Tosca (2010) and The Refuge (2008). This season, she also returns to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to direct Ernani and makes her Philharmonia Baroque debut with a revival of her production of Amadigi di Gaula. Future engagements include Rinaldo with Pinchgut Opera in Australia and further new productions for Santa Fe Opera and Garsington Opera. Her debut with Garsington Opera, a new production of The Turn of the Screw, was named by The Guardian as one of the Top Ten Classical Music Events of the Year and won a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. Her other recent new productions include the premiere of Amadigi di Gaula for Boston Baroque; The Rake’s Progress at The Juilliard School; and Romeo and Juliet, The Rape of Lucretia, Tosca, and The Ghosts of Versailles for Wolf Trap Opera. She has staged Das Rheingold and Ariadne auf Naxos for the New York Philharmonic and at the Edinburgh International Festival, respectively. She has also directed Tosca, Madame Butterfly, and La bohème (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Don Carlo and Tannhäuser (Los Angeles Opera); La traviata (Minnesota Opera); further productions of Madame Butterfly (Grand Théâtre de Genéve, Opera Queensland); and Don Giovanni, The Elixir of Love, and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (Metropolitan Opera).