David Lefkowich

The Opera Studio of

David Lefkowich

Lecturer, New York City Program/Center
Faculty, School of Music

Phone:(607) 274-3063





David Lefkowich is an accomplished stage director and fight choreographer and has enjoyed success with different companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Teatre alla Scala, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Minnesota Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera.  Directing credits include Idomeneo, Le Nozze di Figaro, L’Histoire du Soldat, and Don Giovanni at the Ravinia Music Festival with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Maestro James Conlon conducting. David also directed L’Histoire du Soldat at the Juilliard School, with Maestro Conlon.  He made his European debut directing Le Portrait de Manon at the Gran Teatre Liceu in Barcelona, Spain and followed with The Rake’s Progress at La Monnaie in Brussels, Belgium.  Other credits include directing and choreographing Salome (Minnesota Opera), Roméo et Juliette (Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Tampa, Seagle Music Colony), Tosca at Boston Lyric Opera, Cosi Fan Tutte (Opera Saratoga), La Traviata (Lake George Opera), Le Portrait de Manon (Glimmerglass Opera), and Il Trovatore (New Orleans Opera, Fort Worth Opera).  He was also thrilled to fight direct the world premieres of Appomattox (Philip Glass) at San Francisco Opera, and Miss Lonelyhearts at the Juilliard Opera Center, La fanciulla del west at the New York City Opera and the New York off-Broadway run of A Clockwork Orange.  David is a guest artist and performs master classes at several Young Artist programs and universities including Florida Grand Opera Young Artist Program, Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artist Program, the Juilliard School, McGill University and Ithaca College.  A graduate from Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Theatre, David has a certificate from École Jacques-Lecoq in Paris, France.  Upcoming productions include Acis and Galatea at Madison Opera and La Boheme at Fort Worth Opera Festival.  David is currently the Artistic Director of the newly formed, Mill City Summer Opera in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he recently directing the company’s first offering of Pagliacci.  


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