Emilio Sagi

Spanish director Emilio Sagi made his San Francisco Opera debut with his production of Don Carlo in 1998, which he returned to direct in 2003 as well as Otello in 2002. Former artistic director of Madrid’s Teatro Real, he was previously director (1990-99) of Madrid’s Teatro de la Zarzuela, the house in which he made his 1982 debut with his acclaimed staging of Don Pasquale. In addition to staging both operas and zarzuelas at the major theaters and festivals in his native Spain, Sagi has expanded his career to direct productions for leading companies and festivals internationally including Los Angeles Opera, Bologna’s Teatro Comunale, the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Rome Opera, São Carlos in Lisbon, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Strasbourg Opera, the Liceu in Barcelona, Monte Carlo Opera, Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Chile, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and Washington National Opera.