Spanish choreographer Nuria Castejón makes her San Francisco Opera debut with this production. She made her Los Angeles Opera debut in 2007 with Luisa Fernanda and returned for Carmen (2008) and The Barber of Seville (2009). She has been a member of the Ballet Nacional de España, the Compañía Antonio Gades, and the most prestigious Spanish dance and flamenco companies. As a choreographer, her many productions for the Teatro Nacional de Zarzuela in Madrid include Tonadilla Escenica and Viejecita, Mala Sombra, El Asombro de Damasco, Parranda, La Generala, and La Leyenda del Beso. She recently choreographed Le Chanteur de Mexico at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Viva Madrid at the Palacio Deportes Madrid and Rigoletto in Lisbon. Castejón was also Penélope Cruz’s flamenco instructor for Pedro Almodóvar’s film Volver.