American director Kevin Newbury made his San Francisco Opera debut directing the world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene in 2013. His work has been produced throughout North America and Europe. Recent opera credits include Anna Bolena, Werther, and the world premiere of Doubt (Minnesota Opera); Maria Stuarda (Houston Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera); Die Liebe der Danae (Bard Summerscape); Roberto Devereux (L’Opéra de Montreal, Minnesota Opera), Falstaff and the world premiere of Life is a Dream (Santa Fe Opera); Galileo Galilei (Portland Opera); Virginia (Wexford Opera Festival, winner Irish Times award for Best Opera Production); La Bohème (Central City Opera); Eugene Onegin (Opera Theatre of St. Louis); El Niño (San Francisco Symphony); the world premiere of Rappahannock County for the Virginia Arts Festival national tour; La Cenerentola (Glimmerglass Opera); and Bernstein’s Mass (Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, which received a Grammy award nomination). Recent New York theater credits include Candy and Dorothy (GLAAD winner: Best Play, Drama Desk Nominee), The Second Tosca, and Kiss and Cry (GLAAD Nominee). Other recent and upcoming engagements include the world premieres of Oscar (Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia) and The Manchurian Candidate (Minnesota Opera), and new productions for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, and Bard Summerscape. Newbury recently completed production on his first film Monsura is Waiting.