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Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

The director's innovative production of Hopscotch, which unfolds across the city of Los Angeles, deploys over 125 performers, six composers and a fleet of limousines.
Opera director Yuval Sharon, seen here at his home in Los Angeles, was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Source: Roman Cho

American opera and theater director Yuval Sharon has earned one of the most prestigious – and lucrative — honors in the arts world. He was announced, early Wednesday morning, as a , a recipient of the so-called "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation, which comes with a and are also among this year's winners.

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