Askonas Holt welcomes opera director Yuval Sharon for worldwide management



We are delighted to announce that we have taken on the worldwide management of opera director Yuval Sharon. Described by The New York Times as “opera’s disrupter in residence,” Yuval has been creating an unconventional body of work that seeks to expand the operatic form.

Yuval Sharon founded and serves as Artistic Director of The Industry in Los Angeles, an acclaimed company devoted to new and experimental opera that has brought opera into moving vehicles, operating train stations, and various “non-spaces”. Yuval conceived, directed, and produced the company’s acclaimed world premieres of Hopscotch, Invisible Cities, and Crescent City.

Yuval currently has a three-year residency at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where his projects will include newly commissioned works, site-specific installations, and performances outside the hall. He recently directed a major production of an original setting of War of the Worlds, performed both inside and outside the concert hall simultaneously (November 2017).

His upcoming projects include a staging of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with Gustavo Dudamel at the LA Phil (Spring 2018), and Lohengrin for the Bayreuth Festival (Summer 2018).

Yuval will be managed at Askonas Holt by Phillippa Cole and Kate Sweeney.

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