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Visiting Fellow, 2023 – 2025

Yuval Sharon

Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director Detroit Opera


Yuval Sharon

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Yuval Sharon is 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, a company devoted to new and experimental opera that has brought opera into unconventional spaces. Sharon is the recipient of the 2014 Götz Friedrich Prize in Germany for his production of John Adams’ Doctor Atomic. He 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. From 2016 to 2019, Sharon was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, creating nine projects that included newly commissioned works, site-specific installations, and performances outside the hall. The culmination of his residency was a major revival of Meredith Monk’s opera ATLAS, which made him the first director Monk entrusted with a new production of her work. Sharon was honored with a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art grant for theater. He is currently serving as the Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director at the Detroit Opera. During his residency as the inaugural Global Solutions Visiting Fellow at the Neubauer Collegium, he is completing a manuscript about opera and working on a reinterpretation of Mozart's Così fan tutte.