Yi Zhao

Upcoming Premieres



Dreaming Zenzile

U.S.A. | NY Premiere
created by Somi Kakoma
(based on the life of Miriam Makeba)
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

New York Theatre Workshop
May 17–June 26, 2022

Life After

U.S.A.
book, music & lyrics by Britta Johnson
directed by Annie Tippe

Goodman Theatre
Albert Theatre
June 11–July 17, 2022

The Listeners

Norway | u.s.a. | world premiere
by Missy Mazzoli
libretto by Royce Vavrek
directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

Den Norske Opera
(Norwegian National Opera)
Mainstage
September 24–October 9, 2022

Opera Philadelphia
Academy of Music
spring 2023

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera House
spring 2024




︎ More to be announced


Background: Didi O’Connell in Thunderbodies at Soho Rep., 2018
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