<p>Yefim Maizel has directed and assisted in the former Soviet Union, in Europe, in Japan and in the United States at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, Kirov Opera, Wexford Opera Festival, Saito Kinen Festival and Opera Santa Barbara. Since 1999, Mr. Maizel has worked as a Guest Stage Director for the Metropolitan Opera where, among other productions, in 2004 he directed Madama Butterfly with Placido Domingo conducting. He also directed The Merry Widow at the Opera Santa Barbara and Little Women, The Impresario and the U.S. Premier of Handel's &quot;Silla&quot; for BASOTI. Mr. Maizel has directed productions of: Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Trovatore, Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, L'Italiana in Algieri, Tales of the Nutcracker, Manon Lescaut, Luisa Miller, La Ttaviata, Eugene Onegin, Das Rheingold and many others. Mr. Maizel was named Artistic Director for BASOTI in 2009.</p>
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