Tomer Zvulun



Weep for joy, friends. The Atlanta Opera has assembled a magnificent world-class cast for the most challenging of operas
~ Paul Hyde, ArtsATL
What a strong start for The Atlanta Opera in the first half of their Ring Cycle, with the staging of "Walkure"
~ Benjamin Torbert, OperaWire
TAO Celebrates New A-Level Status With Showcase Production
~ Benjamin Torbert, OperaWire
The Atlanta Opera's La boheme triumphs in sold-out opening night performance
~ Mark Gresham, EarRelevant
Atlanta Opera puts a dark, electrifying slant on a must-see "Rigoletto"
~ Paul Hyde, ARTSATL
Atlanta Opera reaches for gold w/ ambitious, glorious "Das Rheingold"
~ Paul Hyde, ARTSATL
When Tomer Zvulun arrived in Atlanta in 2013 to become general and artistic director of The Atlanta Opera, he took over a sleepy opera company that staged just three productions a year and barely had an imprint in the city. In the decade since, Zvulun’s leadership has transformed the company.
~ Scott Freeman, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Dallas Opera services up an electrifying "Rheingold"
~ Richard Sylvester Oliver, Texas Classical Review
“Madama Butterfly” is an elegant start to The Atlanta Opera season
~ Jordan Owen, Arts ATL
Atlanta Opera's CABARET Expands Range of Performing Arts in Atlanta
~ Sally Henry Fuller, Broadway World
The Atlanta Opera presents Cabaret in a powerful, edgy new production at Pullman Yards
~ Mark Gresham, EarRelevant
“The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” is a magnificent, wondrous opera
~ , The Atlanta Journal Constitution
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs is, I dare to say, the most brilliantly compelling contemporary opera I’ve been privileged to see
~ Hilary Stroh, Bachtrack
The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: The effect on the 19 scenes, set between 1965 and 2011, was hypnotic, enlightening
~ Michael Barnes, Austin American-Statesman
ROMEO AND JULIET at Houston Grand Opera Is a Gratifying Delight
~ Luke Evans, Broadway World
Atlanta Opera’s ‘Julius Caesar’ aims for ‘Game of Thrones’ vibe
~ Jon Ross, The Atlanta Journal Constitution
The current production, directed by Tomer Zvulun, proves why Heggie's work is considered a 21st century masterpiece.
~ Theodore Mahne, The Times Picayune NOLA
The Atlanta Opera puts on an exciting cinematic touch on "The Flying Dutchman"
~ Mark Gresham, ArtsATL
Israeli stage director Tomer Zvulun's debut production for the company was a practically unalloyed triumph...
~ Bernard Jacobson, Seattle Times
The director Tomer Zvulun filtered the action of Puccini’s comedy through a Felliniesque lens that evoked the quirky and tempestuous families of films like “Amarcord,” updating the setting of “Gianni Schicchi” from the late 1200s to the 1970s with colorful period outfits by Vita Tzykun.
~ Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times
Seattle Opera Puts On Lovely, Heartbreaking La Bohème
. The cast, along with conductor Carlo Montanaro and stage director Tomer Zvulun, were received in one of the most rousing ovations I've seen.
~ Jackson Holtz, The Herald
Wexford commissioned a new production by Israeli director Tomer Zvulun, whose work is excellent. The stage direction is meticulous in every detail, reflecting Mr. Zvulun’s great knowledge of opera. Strong emotion is present throughout the opera, and the stage direction was an excellent vehicle for it.
~ Jose Irurzun, Seen and Heard International
Wexford’s prestige offering of the season was the European premiere of Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night....With Erhard Rom’s striking three-tier set design, Zvulun achieved a semblance of spontaneity rare in opera.
~ Brian Kellow, Opera News
To open its 2010-2011 season, the company has created a "Lucia" that is smart, compelling and stylish both in musical and theatrical terms. Tomer Zvulun has come up with a through-line that adds emotional resonance without distracting from the musical focus. It's a vividly atmospheric production played out on Erhard Rom's towering unit set of stone walls and doors and lighted by Robert Wierzel for maximum psychological effect.
~ Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer
Stage director Tomer Zvulun brought his signature cinematic vision to Atlanta Opera's 2011–12 season opener, Lucia di Lammermoor (seen Nov. 12), working in a style reminiscent of his 2009 AO production of Der Fliegende Holländer.
~ Stephanie Adrian, Opera News
A powerful and attractive new production defined by moments of shimmery, cinematic fantasy mixed with genuine pathos that are pure Puccini all the way through.
In the hands of the fine cast and under the direction of the company’s new General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun, this is opera that’s easy to love.
~ Andrew Alexander, Atlanta Journal Constitution
Director Tomer Zvulun's rendering of Puccini's poignant masterpiece, as well as the exquisite work done by Carlo Montanaro and the orchestra, are a reminder of how fresh and invigorating this work can still be.
~ Lorin Wilkinson, Oregon Music News
“La Bohème” opened on Saturday, directed by Tomer Zvulun and conducted by Carlo Montanaro with flair and perceptivity in equal measure, persuaded me that the work is not merely immensely popular but a much greater opera than I have previously thought. From the dramatic point of view, Zvulun’s deployment of his two casts threw new light on the humanity of the piece.
~ Bernard Jacobson, The Seattle Times
This southeastern premiere of Soldier Songs — again, in a brand new production — proved a powerful statement, especially and not coincidentally performed as it was on Veterans Day.
~ Mark Gresham, ArtsATL