Leonard Foglia

Leonard Foglia is a theater and opera director as well as librettist.

London: Dead Man Walking (Barbican), Master Class with Patti Lupone (West End)

Broadway: Master Class with Zoe Caldwell and Audra McDonald, Wait Until Dark with Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei, On Golden Pond with James Earl Jones, Thurgood with Laurence Fishburne (filmed for HBO), The People in the    Picture with Donna Murphy, The Gin Game with James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson.

Off-Broadway: Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes From The Field and Let Me Down Easy (filmed for PBS), The Stendhal Syndrome with Isabella Rossellini, One Touch of Venus (Encores!), If Memory ServesLonely Planet.

Opera: Foglia directed the world premieres of Moby Dick (filmed for PBS), Dallas Opera, San Francisco Opera, Kennedy Center, etc., Everest (Dallas Opera); Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera, Opera Philadelphia); The End of the Affair (Houston Grand Opera, etc.); Three Decembers (HGO, etc.); It’s a Wonderful Life (HGO). His production of Dead Man Walking was produced by New York City Opera and has been seen across the US as well at Teatro Real, Madrid.

As a librettist, he wrote (and directed) El Pasado Nunca Se Termina / The Past Is Never Finished, with composer José “Pepe” Martínez, commissioned by and premiered at Lyric Opera of Chicago. It has also played San Diego Opera and Houston Grand Opera; A Coffin in Egypt with composer Ricky Ian Gordon was commissioned by and premiered at Houston Grand Opera and has played, Opera Philadelphia, Chicago Opera Theater, LA and The American Songbook at Lincoln Center; Cruzar la Cara de la Luna / To Cross the Face of the Moon with composer Martínez was         commissioned by and premiered at Houston Grand Opera and has played, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Fort Worth Opera, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.