Biography

Known for her bold, nuanced, and innovative stage direction, Elkhanah Pulitzer is an esteemed director of opera and theater. Recent projects include David Lang’s premiere of prisoner of state at the NY Philharmonic, the live tour of Esperanza Spalding’s new album 12 Little Spells and DIORAMA, an art installation at the I.O.U in San Francisco. She has directed projects with the LA Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, San Francisco Symphony, LA Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, West Edge Opera, and the Canadian Opera Company, among others. Theater directing credits include work with Impact Theater, Cutting Ball, Riverside Theater, and Ensemble Theater Company. Ms. Pulitzer explores the intersection between music and theater through innovation and hybridized forms. Past work includes collaboration on next generation projects with Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Boston Lyric Opera New England, SF Opera Lab, and Opera Omaha. She was honored with the Opera America Success Award for her libretto Dream of the Pacific. She holds an MA from Columbia in Directing. Additionally, she served as Artistic Curator of SF Opera Lab, an experimental chamber opera two year program at SF Opera, where she developed the mission, brand, and programming. Born in Boston and raised in St. Louis and Marin, Pulitzer also serves as board vice president of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, which advances experimentation in art curation, installation and live programming.

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