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David Lefkowich

Stage Director

2024–25 Season

David Lefkowich is an accomplished stage director and fight choreographer who has enjoyed success with different companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatre alla Scala, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera. David made his European debut directing Le Portrait de Manon at the Gran Teatre Liceu (Barcelona) and followed with The Rake’s Progress at La Monnaie (Brussels). David was thrilled to fight-direct the world premieres of Philip Glass’s Appomattox (San Francisco Opera), Miss Lonelyhearts (Juilliard),La fanciulla del west (NYC Opera), and A Clockwork Orange (Off-Broadway). David is a guest artist and performs masterclasses at several young artist programs and universities including the Adler Fellowship Program (San Francisco Opera), Atelier Lyrique (L’Opéra de Montréal), McGill School of Music, and Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland. A graduate from Northwestern University with a BS in Theatre, David has a certificate from École Jacques-Lecoq in Paris. David served as the Artistic Director of the Mill City Summer Opera in Minneapolis, where he directed the annual summer offerings of Pagliacci, The Barber of Seville, Tosca, Daughter of the Regiment, Sweeney Todd, and Maria de Buenos Aires. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of Out of the Box Opera in Minneapolis, a company dedicated to creating high-quality operatic experiences in site-specific locations, most notably with Diva Cage Match, an epic battle of voices, egos, and talent in a boxing gym.

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