Yuval Sharon is founder (in 2010) and artistic director of The Industry, a Los Angeles-based production company devoted to new and experimental opera. Sharon conceived, directed, and produced the company’s acclaimed world premieres of Hopscotch, Invisible Cities, and Crescent City. As a current artist-in-residence at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, his projects include newly commissioned works, site-specific installations, and performances outside the hall.
Sharon was honored with a 2017 MacArthur Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Art grant for theater. In 2018, he became the first American to direct a production (Lohengrin) at the Bayreuth Festival.