Acclaimed opera artists Yuval Sharon and Davóne Tines to visit Interlochen Arts Academy

Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director of Michigan Opera Yuval Sharon and celebrated bass-baritone Davóne Tines will take part in a panel discussion at the Academy’s all-campus community meeting, present a master class for classical and musical theatre vocalists, and more.

Davóne Tines and Yuval Sharon

Acclaimed bass-baritone Davóne Tines (left) and Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director of Michigan Opera Theatre Yuval Sharon (right).

Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director of Michigan Opera Theatre Yuval Sharon and acclaimed bass-baritone Davóne Tines will visit Interlochen Arts Academy on Oct. 26 and 27.

During the two-day visit, Sharon and Tines will participate in a Q&A session with music students and host a master class for classical and musical theatre vocalists. Tines will also perform for students at an all-campus community meeting, which will include a panel discussion with Tines and Sharon led by Director of Music Enrique Márquez. The two guests will also meet with Arts Academy faculty and administrators, including Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey.

The founder and artistic director of The Industry in Los Angeles, Sharon was recently appointed the Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director of Detroit’s Michigan Opera Theatre. Sharon has directed and produced numerous new operas and was the first American invited to direct at the Bayreuth Festival in Bayreuth, Germany. His many accolades include the 2014 Götz Friedrich Prize for his production of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic; a MacArthur Fellowship; and a Foundation for Contemporary Art grant.

Hailed by The New York Times as a “charismatic, full-voiced bass-baritone,” Davóne Tines was recently selected as Musical America’s 2022 Vocalist of the Year. Tines is currently serving as the 2021-22 artist-in-residence at Michigan Opera Theatre, where he will star in a revival of Anthony Davis’s 1986 opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. The production will open in May 2022.

Tines has sung in La Bohème at the Royal Opera House in Oman and Oedipus Rex at the Teatro National de São Carlos in Lisbon. Best known for his contemporary work, Tines performed in the world premiere performances of Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing with the American Repertory Theater; John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West at the San Francisco Opera; and Michael Schachter’s The Black Clown at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Tines is a graduate of Harvard University and the Juilliard School and attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2004.

Arts Academy students enjoy frequent opportunities to engage with the world’s finest artists and performers, who regularly visit campus to conduct master classes, collaborate with students, and present concerts and exhibitions. As a part of the institution’s vision for its second century, Vision 2028, Interlochen will enhance the student experience by expanding access to visiting artists across artistic disciplines.