The Flying Dutchman. Previously: Studio Showcase 2016–17.
About the Artist:
Tomer Zvulun, the Carl W. Knobloch Jr. General and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera, is making his HGO mainstage debut, having directed the HGO Studio Showcase in 2016. His work has been presented by prestigious opera houses in the United States and abroad, including the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, the Wexford Festival, and the Dallas, San Diego, Boston, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Buenos Aires, and Tel Aviv opera companies. His productions have also been seen at the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and Boston University. Zvulun specializes in creating major co-productions with other opera companies, notably Lucia di Lammermoor (Seattle, Atlanta, Cleveland); Silent Night (Wexford, Atlanta, Glimmerglass, Washington, Austin); Dinner at Eight (Minnesota, Wexford, Atlanta); Soldier Songs (Atlanta, San Diego); Dead Man Walking (New Orleans, Atlanta, Tel Aviv); La bohème (Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas); Gianni Schicchi (Juilliard, International Vocal Arts Institute Tel Aviv), and many others. The European premiere of Silent Night at the Wexford Festival received two Irish Times Awards. Zvulun will return to Wexford for the European premiere of Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight. During Zvulun’s tenure, Atlanta Opera’s fundraising has tripled, resulting in twice the number of productions presented annually. His focus on innovation has resulted in a Harvard Business School case study chronicling the company’s turnaround, an International Opera Awards nomination, and an invitation to deliver a TED Talk.