2015–16 Season: Revival Director of Carmen
Joan Anton Rechi is making his San Francisco Opera debut with Carmen. He acted in theaters and on television before starting to work as a production assistant for directors, including Calixto Bieito, Robert Carsen, and Willy Decker. He began his own work as a director in 2003 with a theatrical adaptation of Offenbach’s Orphée aux enfers at Barcelona’s Romea Theater. Recent engagements include a new production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Darmstadt, Germany and the premiere of Salome in Bogotá, Colombia. Upcoming engagements include Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda in Peralada, Spain; Verdi's Il Trovatore at Barcelona’s Grand Teatre del Liceu; and Strauss' Die schweigsame Frau in Aachen, Germany.