David Gately


Stage director David Gately is known for his vivid story-telling and his lively and clever productions. A recent staging of his Don Pasquale with San Diego Opera was called “fresh, amusing and energetic,” while his direction of Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Manitoba Opera was praised for his use of “nuance and creative physical comedy, resulting in a superb production brimming with energy.”

Widely sought after across North America and beyond, highlights of recent seasons include his direction of L’Elisir d’Amore with Dallas Opera, Madama Butterfly with Seattle Opera, La Bohème at Florida Grand Opera, Die Zauberflöte with Cincinnati Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Glimmerglass Opera, Falstaff with Opera Omaha, Rigoletto with Utah Opera, Le Nozze di Figaro with Opera Colorado, Aida with Vancouver Opera, Orfeo ed Euridice with Boston Baroque, and Lysistrata with Fort Worth Opera.  The Director’s hugely successful “Wild West” production of Don Pasquale which was recently hailed as a “contemporary classic” by the Denver Post has been mounted by San Diego Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Colorado, Calgary Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Virginia Opera, Dayton Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Omaha, Edmonton Opera and the Fort Worth Opera.