Linda Brovsky’s innovative productions are found on operatic stages throughout the United States and internationally including the Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Cincinnati Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera, Florentine Opera and Pittsburgh Opera with repertoire ranging from standard classics to world premieres. Recent credits include her debut with the Canadian Opera Company directing her critically acclaimed Seattle Opera production of DON QUICHOTTE starring Ferruccio Furlanetto, a remount of her Fascist Italy RIGOLETTO for the Seattle Opera, LA BOHÈME for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, THE MAGIC FLUTE for the Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA for the Pittsburgh Opera, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for IVAI in Tel Aviv, Israel, L’ELISIR D’AMORE (Teatro Petrarca—Italy), LA CENERENTOLA for Syracuse Opera, THE GYPSY BARON for the Manhattan School of Music, TOSCA for Intermountain Opera Bozeman, and LA TRAVIATA for Cincinnati Opera. Upcoming engagements include MADAMA BUTTERFLY for Pittsburg Opera, L’ELISIR D’AMORE for Indiana University Opera Theater, and COUNTESS MARITZA for Pacific Opera Victoria.
Linda’s passion for new works has led her to direct numerous World Premieres including David Carlson’s THE MIDNIGHT ANGEL (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Glimmerglass Opera), Scott Eyerly’s THE HOUSE OF THE SEVENGABLES (Manhattan School of Music), Thea Musgrave’s ECHOES THROUGH TIME (Agnes Scott College) and Claude White’s opera LOVE, DEATH AND HIGH NOTES (Opera Theatre of St. Louis). U.S. Premieres include Lowell Liebermann’s THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (Florentine Opera), Siegfried Mattus’s THE LOVES AND DEATH OF CORNET CHRISTOPH RILKE (Manhattan School of Music) and the Revised Edition of Conrad Sousa’s BLACK RIVER (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis). In addition, Ms. Brovsky wrote the libretto for LOVE, DEATH AND HIGH NOTES and acted as dramaturge for both THE MIDNIGHT ANGEL and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. She has also served as jurist for the Douglas Moore Foundation for New Composers.
Brovsky’s talents extend to the world of musical theater as well where she directed the 50th Anniversary National Tour of OKLAHOMA! Troika Organization, HAPPY END Chicago’s Court Theater, CAROUSEL Opera Grand Rapids and SONGS OF A DREAM Chicago’s Auditorium Theater as well as the development of a new musical, BY GRACE. Her production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre recently earned six BroadwayWorld nominations including Best Musical as well as Best Director of a Musical for Ms. Brovsky.
Committed to training young singers, Linda has served as Guest Director for productions at Yale University, the Manhattan School of Music, the Academy of Vocal Arts, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program, the Brevard Music Festival, Temple University and the University of Michigan as well as scenes programs for Carnegie Mellon University and the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program. Likewise, her Master Classes have inspired young singers in universities and conservatories throughout the United States. She also coaches privately in New York City.
In demand as an arts writer and guest lecturer, Ms. Brovsky has been a contributor to “Biography Magazine” as well as a guest speaker for the National Arts Club—PEN International, the Guggenheim Museum’s “Works in Progress” series and the American Opera Project’s “New Works” series as well as numerous opera companies and universities.