Yuval Zorn


Doreen Habicht
+49 30 214 594-235

CR Penny Bradfield


"Yuval Zorn facilitated great communication between the pit and the stage and urged on a bright, clear and contoured soundscape from the overture on." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

A graduate in piano and conducting of the Rubin Academy in his home-town of Jerusalem, Yuval Zorn performed extensively as a pianist in Israel and Europe before joining the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 2002. During his time at the ROH, he conducted several world premieres of new operas, and was also involved in numerous productions as an assistant conductor, répétiteur and coach, namely with the ROH's music director Antonio Pappano.

Yuval Zorn has since continued to combine conducting, assisting, and coaching, working with several of the leading opera houses and opera festivals in Europe such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (the project Revival! With works by Clement Ishmael, Dominique de Gendre and Errollyn Wallen was broadcast on BBC4), Festival d’Aix en Provence, Glyndebourne Festival, Théâtre La Monnaie de Munt, Royal Danish Theatre, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, collaborating with leading conductors such as Daniel Harding, Iván Fischer and Kazushi Ono.

Between 2008 and 2012, Yuval Zorn was Kapellmeister at the Frankfurt Opera where he conducted numerous productions including Il Trittico, The Turn of the Screw, Owen Wingrave, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Le nozze di Figaro, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte and Così fan tutte. The scenic production of 1900, which included the world premiere of Jens Joneleit’s new arrangement of Mahler’s Lied von der Erde, received great critical acclaim under the baton of Zorn and was one 2011’s season highlights. He will continue his cooperation with the Frankfurt Opera in the season 2014/15 as guest conductor for Owen Wingrave.

Furthermore, he conducted Don Carlos and Mephistophele at the New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv, Il turco in Italia at the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro as well as the world premieres of Bird of Night (Dominique le Gendre) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and of Piero - Ende der Nacht (Jens Joneleit) at the Munich Biennale with Ensemble Modern. In addition, Yuval Zorn led concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Mozart programme) and the Bochum Symphony (Stravinsky) with soprano Simone Kermes. In the 2013/14 season, he takes on the musical direction of Salvatore Sciarrino’s Lohengrin at the State Theater Oldenburg.

2013/14 season