Based in New York, the filmmaker and projection designer has served as video director for the 2008-11 National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors, the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters, and the 2007-10 New York City Opera VOX Showcases. Emetaz’s video designs for the stage include numerous productions at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, among them Terrence Blanchard’s Champion, Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket (world premieres), Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland (U.S. premiere), and The Death of Klinghoffer, as well as The Blue Bear (Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre), Ajax (American Repertory Theater), Wallace Shawn’s The Music Teacher (New York’s Minetta Lane Theatre), and Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne (San Francisco Opera, world premiere). In addition to his acclaimed work in stage design, Emetaz is the director of the short films Bowes Academy and Death by Omelette (SHORTSNONSTOP film festival finalist), the feature documentary Fay Lindsay-Jones Story, the thriller Neat Freak, and the music videos Butt Drunk with Amanda DeSimone (The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival special jury prize) and Eating 4 Two. He has also created the behind-scenes documentary of Julie Taymor’s feature film The Tempest and promotional documentaries for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, along with numerous productions at New York City Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
Lyric Opera debut: Bel Canto (2015|16)
Last updated: December 7, 2015