Glynis Leyshon

Stage Director, Canada

Glynis Leyshon is one of Canada’s most respected opera and theatre directors. Her recent and upcoming schedule includes productions of Albert Herring for Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria, Madama Butterfly and La traviata for Calgary Opera, and Lucia di Lammermoor and Falstafffor Pacific Opera Victoria. She has been the Artistic Director of the Playhouse Theatre Company in Vancouver and the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, and was Head of the Opera as Theatre program at the Banff Centre. Further credits include the Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, and others. She has a passion for teaching emerging artists, and is the recipient of Canada’s Commonwealth Medal for her contribution to the arts.