Leah Hausman

(Columbus, Ohio)

2018–19 Season: Revival Director, Rusalka

Leah Hausman made her San Francisco Opera debut 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 trained in dance and drama in New York City and at the École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

Hausman has worked extensively with Terry Gilliam, Sir David McVicar, Simon McBurney, Moshe Leiser, and Patrice Caurier as choreographer, movement director, co-director, and associate.

Most recent opera productions include Les Troyens for the Vienna State Opera and Milan's Teatro alla Scala; Benvenuto Cellini for Opera Nationale de Paris, English National Opera, Dutch National Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Rome Opera; The Rake's Progress for Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Dutch National Opera; and The Damnation of Faust for English National Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Teatro Massimo, Palermo, and Staatsoper Berlin.

Upcoming productions include The Rake’s Progress for Moscow Stanislavsky Music Theatre, Death in Venice for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and taking Roberto Devereux to Theatre des Champs-Elysees.