Leah Hausman

(Columbus, Ohio)

2018–19 Season: Revival Director, Rusalka

Leah Hausman made her San Francisco Opera in 2007 as director and choreographer in Don Giovanni. She returned for Il Trovatore (2009) and Lohengrin (2012) as movement director and Les Troyens as revival director (2015). She has also worked as a co-director, and associate director on both sides of the Atlantic, notably with Terry Gilliam, Sir David McVicar, Simon Mcburney, Moshe Leiser, and Patrice Caurier. She trained in dance and drama in New York City and the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

Her recent credits include Les Troyens for the Vienna State Opera and Milan’s Teatro alla Scala; Benvenuto Cellini for Opéra Nationale de Paris, English National Opera (ENO), Dutch National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Rome Opera; and The Damnation of Faust for ENO, De Vlaamse Opera, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, and Staatsoper Berlin.

She has also worked on many other opera productions for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Festival d’Aix-en-Provence; Glyndebourne Opera; the Metropolitan Opera; Lyric Opera of Chicago; Scottish Opera; and in Copenhagen and Bremen.

Hausman’s credits include semi-staged and experimental projects with the London Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, and London Sinfonietta; and theatrical projects for The Old Vic London, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Theatre de Complicité, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, and the Royal Court Theatre.

Upcoming productions include The Rake’s Progress for Stanislavski Theatre Moscow and Death in Venice at Covent Garden.