Elkhanah Pulitzer

Director, Opera, Symphony

“powerful impressive” and “fearless in (her) dramatic imagination.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Known for her bold, nuanced, and innovative stage direction, Elkhanah Pulitzer is an esteemed director of opera and theater. A passionate storyteller, she currently serves as Artistic Curator for SF Opera Lab, an intimate, experimental programming branch of the San Francisco Opera. She has directed operas nationally and internationally including performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, LA Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Omaha Opera Theater of Saint Louis, West Edge Opera, and Canadian Opera Company, among others. As a director of theater, Ms Pulitzer’s credits include work with Impact Theater, Cutting Ball, Riverside Theater, and Ensemble Theater Company. Additionally, she wrote the libretto for Dream of the Pacific, an original opera about Lewis and Clark, which was honored with an Opera America Success Award. Born in Boston and raised in Marin and St. Louis, Pulitzer is also board vice president of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, which supports experimentation in art installations and live programming.

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L.A. Phil delivers a dazzling reimagining of ‘Nixon in China’

Stage director Elkhanah Pulitzer, allied with film designer Bill Morrison and scenic and projection designer Alexander V. Nichols, rummaged through the archives in search of film of the 1972 Nixon visit to China … READ MORE …