2015–16 Season: Revival Director of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Marie Lambert is making her San Francisco Opera debut with this production, which she collaborated on with David McVicar at its 2011 Glyndebourne premiere and revived at Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2013. Lambert studied literature in Paris and Bologna before training in directing at La Scala. As performer and director, she worked on plays by Marivaux, Schnitzler, Goldoni, Calaferte, and Molière. She revived La Traviata (Welsh National Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Madrid), La Clemenza di Tito (Toulouse, Marseille, and Lyric Opera of Chicago), and Carmen (Glyndebourne) and has directed La Voix humaine at the Buxton Festival with Anne-Sophie Duprels. Lambert has collaborated with director Piero Faggioni (La Fanciulla del West at Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Genoa; Don Quichotte in Tokyo) and, since 2005, several productions with David McVicar, including Così fan tutte and the Ring cycle in Strasbourg; Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne and in Lille; Semele at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; Orlando in Lille, Dijon, and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; and La Clemenza di Tito at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Current projects include a tour of La Voix humaine; Le Petit Prince, a staged reading with music by Jean-Pascal Beintus; and a revival of Carmen in Gothenburg.