Opera News calls director Jeffrey Marc Buchman “a formidable talent,” and the South Florida Classical Review claims “Buchman has mastered an art beyond the powers of many directors”. Following enormous success directing the premiere of Madama Butterfly for the National Theater in Managua, Nicaragua, Mr. Buchman returned to create a critically acclaimed production of La bohème.
Last season, he mounted a new production of Don Giovanni at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Don Pasquale for Opera Naples, Carmen for Indiana University, Il barbiere di Siviglia for Lyric Opera Baltimore, a double-bill of Stravinsky’s Mavra with Ainadamar, by Osvaldo Golijov, Magic Flute for the Brevard Music Festival and La traviata for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
The 2014-2015 season saw Buchman create productions of L’elisir d’amore for Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s summer program, La bohème for Indiana University, Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi for Intermountain Opera and the University of Miami, Lo speziale for New World School of the Arts, Manon Lescaut for Mobile Opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia for Syracuse Opera, Don Giovanni for the Miami Summer Music Festival, Cosi fan tutte for the Brevard Music Festival and the World-premiere of Carson Kievman’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated multimedia opera Intelligent Systems, which the South Florida press named one of the “Most Innovative Productions of 2015”. He was also Artistic Director and creator of the ground-breaking arena event entitled LiveArts, which drew together over 1500 performers, including the Grand Rapids Symphony, Ballet, Opera and Broadway.Visit Website