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Yuval Sharon


Director and Producer Yuval Sharon, named a "Face to Watch in 2012" by the Los Angeles Times, has been creating an unconventional body of work that explores the boundaries of music, visual art, and concert theater. His productions have been described as "dizzyingly spectacular" (New York Magazine), "magical" (The Village Voice), "ingenious" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "staggering" (Opera News). Yuval directed a landmark production of John Cage's "Song Books" at the San Francisco Symphony and Carnegie Hall with Joan La Barbara, Meredith Monk, and Jessye Norman. He also founded and serves as Artistic Director of The Industry, an experimental opera company in Los Angeles, where his inaugural production of Anne LeBaron's hyperopera Crescent City was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "groundbreaking" and "reshaping LA opera." Yuval was Project Director for four years of New York City Opera's VOX, an annual workshop of new American opera, which became the most important crucible for new opera in the country under his direction. He has also worked with international houses like the San Francisco Opera, the Mariinsky Theater, the Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria, and the Komische Oper Berlin, as well as experimental venues like Le Poisson Rouge, Berkeley Opera, and the Deitch Projects.

Women's March Against Trump. | Photo: Bernard Menigault/Getty Images

I Pledge Allegiance to Art

"Last week marked the official transition to an administration which brings with it a spirit of greed, selfishness, racism, misogyny, and violence. This occasion demands of all of us to consider very solemnly who and what we pledge our allegiances to."

Invisible Cities: The Dematerialization of the Opera

The possibilities opened up by wireless headphones are endless. The use of wireless technology in "Invisible Cities" creates a new operatic experience -- and maybe even expands the definition of opera.
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