Director Daniel Slater made his San Francisco Opera debut with The Cunning Little Vixen in 2004 and returns for a production he directed at the Grand Théâtre de Genève and Houston Grand Opera. He made his European directorial debut at Opera North in 1998 with a production of The Bartered Bride, which was nominated for the several awards and which toured to Strasbourg, Valencia, and New Zealand. His American debut was an award-winning production of Wozzeck at the Santa Fe Opera in 2001. Recent opera productions include Eugene Onegin at Opera Holland Park; Don Giovanni, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and La Cenerentola for Garsington Opera; Tristan und Isolde in Oslo; La Traviata at Houston Grand Opera; Xerxes for Stockholm’s Royal Opera; Peter Grimes in Geneva; and L’Arbore di Diana in Valencia. Other career highlights include Betrothal in a Monastery for the Glyndebourne Festival and Valencia; Manon Lescaut for Opera North, Oslo and Oviedo; Don Pasquale for Geneva (televised on Arte and released by BelAir as a DVD) and L’Elisir d’Amore for Opera North, Welsh National Opera, and in Oviedo. Upcoming engagements include Nabucco for Flemish Opera, Tannhäuser for Estonian National Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Garsington Opera, and Fortunio for Grange Park Opera.