Leonard Foglia is a theater and opera director, as well as librettist. His work has been seen on Broadway, across the country, and internationally.
As a director, his opera credits include the premieres of three operas by Jake Heggie: Moby Dick (Dallas Opera, San Diego, Calgary, Opera of South Australia, San Francisco Opera--this production was filmed for PBS' Great Performances), Three Decembers (Houston Grand Opera, SFO, Chicago), and The End of the Affair (HGO, Madison, Seattle). His production of Heggie's Dead Man Walking has been seen across the country.
As a librettist, his mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), music by Jose "Pepe" Martinez, had its premiere at HGO in 2010 and since has been performed at San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.