Olivier Tambosi made his San Francisco Opera debut directing 2006’s Manon Lescaut, which he also directed for Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and returned to direct 2010’s The Makropulos Case. Tambosi formed Austria’s first independent opera group, the Neue Oper Wien (NOW) in 1989 and served as the company’s artistic director until 1993. He has also served as artistic director of the opera at Klagenfurt State Theater. Tambosi has directed Jenůfa at the Metropolitan Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Hamburg State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Other career highlights include Falstaff and Un Ballo in Maschera at Lyric Opera of Chicago; Luisa Miller at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Orfeo ed Euridice and Pelléas et Mélisande at the Nürnberg National Theater; Der Rosenkavalier, Lulu, and Wozzeck at the National Theater in Mannheim; Macbeth and La Traviata in Strasbourg; Lucia di Lammermoor and La Bohème at Hamburg State Opera; Tristan und Isolde in Bern; Pagliacci and Le Pauvre Matelot in Barcelona; Don Giovanni in Zagreb, Croatia; and Un Ballo in Maschera with Houston Grand Opera. Recent engagements include La Traviata, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Le Nozze di Figaro in Linz; The Dwarf and A Florentine Tragedy at the Bard Summerscape Festival in New York; Madama Butterfly in Guadalajara, Mexico; and Lucia di Lammermoor in Bregenz.