2018–19 Season: Director of Tosca
Shawna Lucey made her San Francisco Opera directorial debut in 2017 with La Traviata. She has worked at the Santa Fe Opera, the Bread and Puppet Theater, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Bolshoi Theater, and Schauspiel Hannover, assisting directors David McVicar, Francesca Zambello, Stephen Lawless, Lee Blakeley, John Caird, and Peter Schumann, among others. For San Francisco Opera, Lucey served as assistant director for several productions including, most recently, La Bohème, Aida, Andrea Chénier, Sweeney Todd, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. For five years, Lucey worked with theater institutions in Russia where her projects included directing and designing a puppet version of Primo Levi’s If This is a Man, which debuted at the Moscow Art Theater and toured the country. Recent directorial engagements include The Pirates of Penzance for Skylight Music Theater, and L’Italiana in Algeri for the Santa Fe Opera. Next year, Lucey directs The Pearl Fishers at the Santa Fe Opera and Falstaff at the Dallas Opera.