Julia Pevzner

She was born in Russia and immigrated to Israel in 1991. She studied piano and musicology at the Musical College of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint Petersburg. She graduated from the University of Tel Aviv Department of Linguistics and French Philology. She initially worked as assistant to director Francesca Zambello in various operas (the Bastille Opera House, Royal Opera London, English National Opera, Bolshoi Theater, etc.). She debuted in 2003 at the Dallas Opera directing the opera The Queen of Spades/Dame Pique, and at the Mariinsky Theater Moscow, directing The Rhine Gold [Das Rheingold] and The Valkyrie [Die Walküre]. She has directed the operas Boris Godunov (San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera), The elixir of love [L'elisir d'amore] and Carmen (Tel Aviv), Orfeo ed Eurydice (Kfar Blum Festival), Eugene Onegin and La bohème (Virginia Opera), The nose (Boston Opera), Fidelio (Krakow), Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Israel Opera), etc. She directed the world premiers of the musical story The happy prince, by Gil Shohat, the chamber opera The inn of spirits by Moshe Zorman, as well as the operas Half a Moon Tale by Michael Shenhav at the Israel Opera (2004) and Golem 13 by Noam Sheriff and the Prague National Theater Opera. She teaches voice at the University of Tel Aviv. She directed the GNO production of Nabucco (2006/7).