Zack Winokur to direct new production of Tristan und Isolde for Sante Fe Opera's 2020 season
Zack Winokur's new production of Wagner Tristan und Isolde will be the centrepiece of Sante Fe Opera's 2020 season, which was announced on 8 May 2019.
This announcement comes in the wake of an enormously successful season for Winokur, which has included his “darkly captivating” (New York Times) production of Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, with music by Tyshawn Sorey, text by Claudia Rankine and starring Julia Bullock on the grand staircase of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Black Clown, an adaptation of the Langston Hughes poem starring Davóne Tines with music by Michael Schachter at the American Repertory Theater, and Stephen Sondheim A Little Night Music with the Nederlandse Reisopera in collaboration with design firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero.
This week, Winokur premieres his new production of Hans Werner Henze El Cimarrón at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on 10 and 11 May. The production stars Davóne Tines and Winokur’s American Modern Opera Company.
Intermusica signs director Zack Winokur
We are thrilled to welcome stage director, choreographer and dancer Zack Winokur to the roster for European management.
Winokur's work was recently described as "pure poetry" by the Boston Globe, and he has been praised as being "behind some of the most interesting productions we have seen on stage and concert halls anywhere lately" (WQXR). He is recognised as one of the most innovative and exciting talents working in opera today.
Winokur is the Co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company with composer Matthew Aucoin. His upcoming highlights include directing The Black Clown at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Stephen Sondheim Sunday in the Park with George with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and Wagner Tristan und Isolde, which forms the centrepiece of Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 season.