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Yuval Sharon returns for the second year in his residency as Artist-Collaborator, beginning with War of the Worlds, a world-premiere performance piece with music by Annie Gosfield. Sharon adapted the original radio script from Orson Welles’ 1938 “fake news” story for an ambitious staging simultaneously inside Walt Disney Concert Hall and at three siren sites in DTLA.
Sharon also stages the U.S. premiere of Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon, an opera for the whole family (ages 6 and up) and an LA Phil co-commission. Sharon’s second year culminates with a staged production of Mahler’s Song of the Earth in collaboration with Chilean theatre company TEATROCINEMA, featuring soloists Russell Thomas and Tamara Mumford and Gustavo Dudamel conducting the orchestra.
Congratulations to Yuval Sharon on being named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. This prestigious appointment has attracted press interest around the country.
American opera and theater director Yuval Sharon has earned one of the most prestigious – and lucrative — honors in the arts world. He was announced, early Wednesday morning, as a MacArthur Fellow, a recipient of the so-called "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation, which comes with a no-strings-attached $625,000 purse. He joins 23 others, representing a broad range of talent in the arts, humanities and sciences. Musicians Rhiannon Giddens and Tyshawn Sorey are also among this year's winners. Read More
“How can I be a warrior for what’s good in the world?” Yuval Sharon asked himself that question hours before the announcement that he was a 2017 MacArthur fellow, winner of the so-called genius grant of $625,000, to be paid in quarterly, no-strings-attached installments over the next five years by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Read More