Tomer's Bio

General and Artistic Director of The Atlanta Opera since 2013, 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, the opera companies of Seattle, Atlanta, 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 production L'heure Espagnole and Gianni Schicchi at Juilliard Opera Center that was praised by The New York Times for its “witty, fast-paced staging and the director’s Felliniesque style.”

Known for his 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 US.

Specializing in creating major co-productions that travel to multiple cities, he recently created critically acclaimed new productions of Lucia di Lammermoor (Seattle, Atlanta, Cleveland,) Silent Night (Wexford, Atlanta, Glimmerglass, Washington), Dinner at Eight (Minnesota, Wexford, Atlanta), Soldier songs (Atlanta, San Diego), Dead Man Walking (New Orleans, Atlanta), La Boheme (Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas),  Lucrezia Borgia (Buenos Aires), 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) Tosca (National Theatre Panama, Atlanta) and Semele (Seattle). He is currently preparing new productions of The Flying Dutchman (Houston, Cincinnati, Atlanta), Eugene Onegin (Kansas City, Detroit, Hawaii, Atlanta), Champion (New Orleans) and Giulio Cesare (New Israeli Opera).

Tomer Zvulun