Tomer's Bio


General and Artistic Director of The Atlanta Opera since 2013, Israeli born Tomer Zvulun is also one of leading stage director of his generation, earning consistent praise for his creative vision and innovative interpretations.  His work has been presented by prestigious opera houses in Europe, South and Central America, Israel and the US, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas, San Diego, Boston, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Wexford, Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and Wolf Trap as well as leading educational institutes and universities such as The Juilliard School, Indiana University, Boston University.

Tomer specializes in creating major co-productions with other opera companies, and his recent productions have traveled across continents, receiving critical acclaim for their striking visuals and cinematic quality. A few of his recent productions included new productions of Lucia di Lammermoor (Seattle, Atlanta, Cleveland,) Silent Night (Wexford, Atlanta, Glimmerglass, Washington, Austin), Dinner at Eight (Minnesota, Wexford, Atlanta), Soldier songs (Atlanta, San Diego), Dead Man Walking (New Orleans, Atlanta, Tel Aviv), La Boheme (Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas),  Lucrezia Borgia (Buenos Aires), Gianni Schicchi (Juilliard, IVAI Tel Aviv), L’heaure 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, Charlotte), Madama Butterfly (Atlanta, Castleton Festival, New Orleans) Tosca (National Theatre Panama, Atlanta) and Semele (Seattle). His European premiere of Silent Night at the Wexford Festival received two Irish Times Awards and led into his return to Wexford with another European premiere of Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight.

Tomer Zvulun