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Opera News calls Director Jeffrey Buchman “a formidable talent.” Constantly pushing the limits of the performing arts, Mr. Buchman’s versatility leads him to a variety of venues to explore some of opera’s classics while also constantly premiering new works. His innovation puts him at the forefront of a new era in directing. Recently, Mr. Buchman continued his post as Stage Director for the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, directed La Traviata for Opera Naples, as well as three productions for Florida Grand Opera for their winter 2021 season – Three DecembersNew York Stories, and a double bill of Trouble in Tahiti Signor Deluso.

Last season’s engagements included Il Trovatore for Toledo Opera and a return to Florida Grand Opera for André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire and Handel’s Agrippina. This season, Buchman will direct Ainadamar at Indiana University and Tosca for Florida Grand Opera. [read more...]


"...Buchman is one of the finest and most versatile directors working today..." – South Florida Classical Review

Tesla (Kievman) – “Buchman is one of the finest and most versatile directors working in opera today. His intimate realization of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin for Florida Grand Opera last season and productions for UM Frost Opera Theater (as well as previous Kieyman works) have been consistently inventive and theatrically engrossing. His fluid staging (aided by Rosa Mercedes’ choreography) vividly conveyed the characters and overriding friction between Tesla and Edison.”


" of the most beautiful stagings I have ever seen." – Miami Herald Review

Eugene Onegin – “The new staging of Eugene Onegin for Florida Grand Opera is simply spectacular. This is one of FGO's most beautiful and most memorable productions. I have had the privilege to see many stagings of this work, both live and in film, and with great joy I recognize that this is one of the most beautiful stagings I have seen.”


"...[Buchman] moved the action briskly...maximum effect..." – South Florida Classical Review

Three Decembers – "Director Jeffrey Buchman moved the action briskly, playing the confrontational scenes for maximum effect and delineating the principals’ dilemmas with subtle fluidity."


"...Buchman produced an eye-filling specticle..." – South Florida Classical Review

L'Enfant et les Sortileges – "Buchman produced an eye-filling spectacle that was both wildly inventive and deeply moving."


"The billiant staging...left the audience laughing uncontrollably." – El Nuevo Herald

Cosí fan tutte – “Few times, a classic - in every sense of the word - receives a contemporary adaptation so right on the money and - why not say it? - with touches of genius as this staging of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte... The brilliant concept of stage director Jeffrey Buchman... left the audience laughing uncontrollably.”



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