About David Gately

Recent reviews have hailed stage director David Gately as "Endlessly clever and witty in his direction of the opera" (Calgary Herald), and "certain honesty all too rare in big opera permeates this production." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Mr. Gately is known for telling a story with his opera direction. Recently he has directed productions of l'Elisir d'amore with The Dallas Opera, Madama Butterly with Seattle Opera, La Boheme with Florida Grand Opera, Carmen in New Orleans, Les Contes d'Hoffman in Edmonton, Die Zauberflote with the Cincinnati and Vancouver Operas, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Florentine Opera and Glimmerglass Opera, Falstaff with Opera Omaha and Rigoletto with Utah Opera. His hugely successful "wild west" production of Don Pasquale has been mounted by San Diego Opera, Kentucky Opera, Calgary Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Virginia Opera, Dayton Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Omaha, Edmonton Opera and with Fort Worth Opera. Mr. Gately's productions of The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance as well as his Barbiere and l'Italiana have appeared throughout the US and Canada. A partial list of wide ranging production credits include Carmen, Tosca, Manon, Smetana's Two Widows, Hansel und Gretel, Die Fledermaus, Salome, La Traviata, La Cenerentola, The Rape of Lucretia, Gianni Schicchi, I Pagliacci, The Merry Widow, Candide, Amahl, Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro, Otello, Samson et Dalila, Aida, Turandot, La Fille du Regiment, Le Comte Ory, Lucia, Les Pecheurs des Perles, Lakme and The Ballad of Baby Doe.

In the 2006-2007 season Mr. Gately had a very busy season directing a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos with Vancouver Opera and Utah Opera, the opening Gala at Florida Grand Opera's new opera house, Madama Butterfly with Austin Lyric Opera, Tosca with Opera Omaha, Carmen with Calgary Opera, Falstaff with Ft. Worth Opera and Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Lyra in Ottawa. The future holds in store for Mr. Gately productions of Don Pasquale for Opera Colorado, Angels in America and Lucia di Lammermoor for Ft. Worth Opera, Cosi Fan Tutte with Florida Grand Opera, Carmen with Austin Lyric Opera and La Cenerentola for Connecticut Opera. He will also direct Mark Adamos' Lysistrata for the Seagle Music Colony.

In the 2005-2006 season Mr. Gately directed Carmen with Florida Grand Opera, La Traviata and La Boheme with Ft. Worth Opera, Das Rheingold with the Academy of Vocal Arts, Little Women with Kentucky Opera, Sweeney Todd and Rigoletto at the Brevard Festival, and The Tsar Has His Photograph Taken at the Fringe Festival in Boston.

In the 2004-2005 season Mr. Gately directed Hansel und Gretel with Utah Opera, Don Pasquale with L'Opera de Montreal and Arizona Opera, l'Italiana in Algeri, Little Women and Salome with Fort Worth Opera, Les Contes d'Hoffman with Tulsa Opera, Cosi fan Tutte with Kentucky Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos and Orpheus in the Underworld at the Brevard Music Colony, Der Rosenkavalier with Vancouver Opera, The Turn of the Screw with the New England Conservatory.

In the 2003-2004 season Mr. Gately directed La Boheme with Florida Grand Opera, The Mikado with Edmonton Opera, Don Pasquale with Fort Worth Opera, La Boheme with Vancouver Opera, l'Italiana in Algeri with Central City Opera, Kiss Me Kate, and Madama Butterfly with the Brevard Music Festival, Le Nozze di Figaro with the Academy of Vocal Arts and The Seven Deadly Sins with Boston University.

In the 2002-2003 season Mr. Gately directed Don Pasquale with San Diego Opera, Calgary Opera, and Edmonton Opera, Norma and Il Barbiere di Sivigilia with Fort Worth Opera, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Florentine Opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Opera de Quebec and Die Zauberflote with Shreveport Opera.