David Paul has worked as a stage director on operatic and theatrical stages throughout the United States and abroad. Equally at home in opera and theater, Mr. Paul's productions have been praised by critics and audiences for their ingenuity, attention to musical and dramatic detail, and the powerful, nuanced performances he draws from his performers. He is affiliated with the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindeman Young Artist Program and The Juilliard School, where he recently directed their critically acclaimed coproduction of Iphigenie en Aulide. Other recent highlights include Chekov’s The Seagull and Sarah Ruhl’s Euridice at Columbia University; Le nozze di Figaro for Wolf Trap Opera; American Soldier by David Henry Hwang and Huang Ruo at Washington National Opera; Il Trovatore and Aida at North Carolina Opera; and La Cenerentola, Die Zauberflöte, The Rake’s Progress, and Carmen for Music Academy of the West.  In 2008, he was invited to serve on the artistic staff of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington. Under the leadership of Michael Kahn, he adapted and directed Shakespeare's Hamlet and assistant directed productions of King Lear, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and Euripides' Ion. He previously served on the artistic staff of Perseverance Theater, Alaska's flagship theater. While in Alaska, he adapted and directed Lorca's Blood Wedding, and served as music director on productions of Twelfth Night, King Island Christmas and Hair.