San Francisco native Laurie Feldman served on the directorial staff at San Francisco Opera for twenty-two years and served as the stage director for Das Rheingold (1990), Götterdämmerung (1990), Die Walküre (1995), Rusalka (1995), La Bohème (1999, 2000), and Carmen (2006). A guest director for the Metropolitan Opera, her work there includes directing La Traviata, Rusalka, Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, The Rake’s Progress, La Forza del Destino, La Clemenza di Tito, Norma, and Un Ballo in Maschera. She recently directed Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production of The Makropulos Case at Teatro La Fenice in Venice. In 2009 she directed Laurent Pelly’s La Traviata at Turin’s Teatro Regio, where in 2002 she also directed Carsen’s Mefistofele. She has worked at many international opera houses including Venice’s Teatro alla Fenice; Strasbourg’s Rhin National Opera; Teatro Real, Madrid; Florence’s Maggio Musicale; Lyon National Opera; Teatro Massimo, Palermo; Nuremberg State Theater; Nice Opera; Cologne Opera; Munich’s Bavarian State Opera; the Canadian Opera Company; NCPA Beijing; and the Icelandic Opera.