A finalist in the 2020 International Opera Awards in the Best Newcomer category, American director Louisa Muller is quickly rising to prominence for her versatility and work of "complex finesse" (The Guardian). Louisa’s recent production of The Turn of the Screw for Garsington Opera was the recipient of a Royal Philharmonic Society Award and named by The Guardian as one of the Top Ten Classical Music Performances of the Year.
Last season Louisa made her Houston Grand Opera debut with a new production of Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Wreckers, returned to Lyric Opera of Chicago to lead its production of Ernani cond. Mazzola, and revived her production of Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula for Philharmonia Baroque.
In 2023/24, Louisa will create new productions of Rinaldo for Pinchgut Opera and returns to Garsington Opera for a new production of Platée after her award-winning debut with the company. Further ahead, Louisa will create new works for Theater an der Wien, Garsington Opera, and return to Santa Fe Opera.