Michael Cavanagh

One of Canada’s most successful opera stage directors, Michael Cavanagh has directed across Canada, the United States, and Europe for more than 20 years.  Recent highlights include new productions at San Francisco Opera (Susannah, Lucia di Lammermoor), Royal Swedish Opera (Aida), and Vancouver Opera (Otello). His production of Nixon in China, first produced in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, has been remounted several times, notably in San Francisco, Dublin, and Stockholm. Upcoming highlights include a debut at San Diego Opera and a trilogy of new productions (of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas) for San Francisco Opera, beginning in 2019.