Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “L.A.’s avant-garde opera darling,” YUVAL SHARON has been creating an unconventional body of work that seeks to expand the operatic form. He founded and serves as Artistic Director of The Industry in Los Angeles, directing and producing the company’s acclaimed world premieres of Hopscotch, Crescent City, Invisible Cities, and In C. His productions have been described as “ingenious” (The New York Times), “virtuosic” (Opernwelt), “dizzyingly spectacular” (New York Magazine), and “staggering” (Opera News). He is the recipient of the 2014 Götz Friedrich Prize in Germany for his production of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic, originally produced at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and later presented in Seville’s Teatro de la Maestranza. Yuval also 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. His most recent production was Peter Eötvös’ Three Sisters at the Wiener Staatsoper, which lead Opernwelt to call him “one of the most interesting arrivals on the musical landscape.”
Starting with the 2016/17 season, Yuval serves as an artist-collaborator for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where his projects include newly commissioned works, site-specific installations, and performances outside the hall. Upcoming projects include Die Walküre for Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Pelléas et Mélisande for the Cleveland Orchestra, and a new interpretation of Brecht’s Galileo with music by Andy Akiho for The Industry. He serves on the board of Opera America, the Artist Council for the Hammer Museum, and as a Fellow for the LA Institute for Humanities.