Production Awards

Australia: Helpmann Award, Best Director
Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk, 2005
West Side Story, 2019

England: Olivier Awards
Paul Bunyan, Royal Opera House, 1999
Billy Budd, Royal Opera House, 1997
Khovanshina, English National Opera, 1994

England: Evening Standard Awards
Lady in the Dark, Royal National Theatre, 1998
Direction of Billy Budd, 1997

France: Le Grand Prix de la Critique
War and Peace, Opera Bastille, 2001
Billy Budd, Opera Bastille, 1997

Germany: Palme d’Or
Street Scene, Theater des Westens, Berlin, and German TV, 1998

Russia: Golden Mask
Turandot, 2004

Service Awards

Knight with the Order of the Star of Italy, 2020
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inducted as a member, 2018
San Francisco Opera, Medallion Society Award for 30 years of artistic service, 2015
Honorary Doctorate Degree, Colgate University, 2012
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France, 2008
New York City Opera, Artist of the Year 2005
Medal for Service to Culture, Russia, 2003
Seattle Artist of the Year, 1992

David Gockley presents Francesca with the San Francisco Opera Medallion Society Award.
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