French director Vincent Boussard makes his San Francisco Opera debut with a production he directed at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. His career highlights include Dido and Aeneas in Caen, France; Handel’s Theodora in Bilbao; Il Re Pastore in Brussels, Luxembourg, Como, Pavia, and at the Innsbruck Festival; Cavalli’s Eliogabalo in Brussels and Innsbruck; Menotti’s Maria Golovin in Marseilles and Italy’s Spoleto Festival; Don Giovanni in Innsbruck and Baden-Baden; Mernier’s Frühlingserwachen in Brussels and Strasbourg; Le Nozze di Figaro in Aix-en-Provence and Luxembourg; and Handel’s Floridante in Halle. Recent and upcoming engagements include Louise in Strasbourg, Hamlet at Marseille Opera, Agrippina and Candide at the Berlin State Opera, Dido and Aeneas at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carmen at the Stockholm Opera, Adriana Lecouvreur at Frankfurt Opera, Salome at the Theater St. Gallen, La Finta Giardiniera at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Madama Butterfly at Hamburg State Opera. In collaboration with William Christie, Vincent Boussard has been involved several times in the young artists' program of Les Arts Florissants, the Jardin des Voix. Furthering his commitment towards young singers, he has also collaborated with opera studios at the Escuela Reina Sofia in Madrid, at the Vlaamse Opera Studio in Ghent, at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels, and at the Opera Studio of Lyon Opera.