Yuval Sharon, 40, takes the reign of Michigan Opera Theatre as artistic director for the next five years. The Illinois-born genius director has finally, after four years of search for a suitable candidate, replaced late David DiChiera. DiChiera was the founder of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Yuval is considered as one of the most visionary Opera directors in the world.
Sharon is not just known for his extraordinary visionary skills but also for his experimental and stage-analysed production. His use of advanced sheen that is produced by his very own LA based company adds magic to his work. Yuval Sharon (pronunciation: shuh-rone) has directed many modern productions with traditional sentiments at prestigious companies. Vienna State Opera and Bayreuth Festival in Germany are the examples of such company.
Sharon’s presence is a bold but a risky choice as well. With Yuval’s name associated as the director of MOT, the stage has earned global relevance instantly. However, MOT’s traditional and conservative profile might be at a thin line under a visionary director’s reign.
The questions are many but all are to be answered within time. Sharon said that he hopes that MOT becomes the most progressive opera company in the world and grow with time.