After a successful career as a leading soprano, Marta Domingo, née Marta Ornelas, retired from the stage to raise the Plácido Domingo family. Once their sons had grown up, she turned her attention to stagecraft, a subject that had always fascinated her. Her directing debut took place in 1991 with Samson et Dalila for CulturArte at the Teatro de la Opera in Puerto Rico. She subsequently directed Tosca for Seville’s La Maestranza Theater and The Barber of Seville in Puerto Rico. Her acclaimed production of La Rondine has been presented by the Bonn Opera, Washington National Opera, Warsaw Opera and Los Angeles Opera, and it was televised internationally. She directed the casts in an inherited Rigoletto production in both Los Angeles and Washington. She has directed two different productions of La Traviata, the first of which has been seen in Liège, Washington, Los Angeles and St. Etienne. Her second production of La Traviata, updated to the 1920s, has been seen in Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Her production of Wolf-Ferrari’s Sly at the Washington National Opera gave the work its American stage premiere and later served for her Metropolitan Opera directorial debut. She also directed Sly in Tokyo (for the Washington National Opera’s tour of Japan) and in Rome. Her production of The Tales of Hoffmann, created for the Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg, has been seen in Washington and Los Angeles. Her upcoming engagements include directing La Traviata at the Royal Opera House Muscat in 2019.