Julia Pevzner’s recent work as stage director includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri at the Indiana University Opera Theatre, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mzensk at the Israeli Opera, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Chicago Lyric and San Francisco Operas, Donizetti’s Maria Padilla and Shostakovich’s The Nose at the Opera Boston.
Her international operatic debut took place at the Dallas Opera with a production of The Queen of Spades in 2003. She debuted in Europe at Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg with Das Rheingold and Die Walküre later in 2003, and at the Israeli Opera with Painter and the Moon in 2004.
Ms Pevzner has staged a number of Israeli new operas as well as plays and musicals. In 2010, she was Artistic Director of the Upper Galilee Voice of Music Festival for Children. In 2011–13, she was Artistic Director of the Jerusalem Opera, and in 2013 she was Artistic Advisor of the Red Sea Classical Festival. Since 2016, she is Head of Productions at the Israeli Opera.
Born in Russia, Ms Pevzner immigrated to Israel in 1991 and speaks Hebrew, English, French, Italian and Russian. She is a graduate of the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg (Piano and Musicology departments) and holds a B.A. degree of the Tel Aviv University (Linguistics and French Literature Department) as well as an Art Management Diploma (the Recanati Management Department). She began her operatic career as a house producer at the Israeli Opera in 1994.