General and Artistic Director of The Atlanta Opera since 2013, Israeli-born Tomer Zvulun is also one of opera’s most exciting stage directors, earning consistent praise for his creative vision, often described as cinematic and fresh. His work has been presented by prestigious opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, and in Seattle, San Diego, Minnesota, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buenos Aires, Wexford, New Orleans, and Wolf Trap, as well as leading educational institutes and universities such as the Juilliard School, Indiana University, Boston University, and ivai in Tel Aviv. His debut in New York was in a new productions of L’heure espagnole and Gianni Schicchi at Juilliard that was praised by The New York Times for its “witty, fast-paced staging and the director’s Felliniesque style.”
Known for creating innovative, visually striking new interpretations for standard operas as well as championing new works by contemporary composers, his work has been seen internationally in Europe, South and Central America, Israel and the United States. Recently, he created critically acclaimed new productions of Semele (Seattle Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (Seattle; Atlanta; Cleveland), Silent Night (Wexford; Atlanta), Soldier songs (Atlanta, San Diego), Dead Man Walking (New Orleans), La bohème (Seattle; Pittsburgh; Cleveland; Atlanta), Lucrezia Borgia (Buenos Aires), Gianni Schicchi (Juilliard, ivai Tel Aviv), L’heure espagnole (Juilliard), Magic Flute (Cincinnati; Atlanta; Indiana University), Don Giovanni (Wolf Trap; Cincinnati), Die Fledermaus (Dallas; Kansas City), Falstaff (Wolf Trap; Des Moines), Rigoletto (Boston; Atlanta; Omaha), Madama Butterfly (Atlanta; Castleton Festival; New Orleans) and Tosca (National Theatre Panama; Atlanta), among many others.
Some of his upcoming projects includes the European premiere of Dinner at Eight in Wexford Festival; Silent Night in Glimmerglass Festival and Washington National Opera; Maria de Buenos Aires and Die Fliegende Holländer in Atlanta; Eugene Onegin for Kansas City and La bohème in Dallas.