Cory Weaver is a New York-based freelance photographer specializing in opera and theater.
His extensive list of clients includes:
•The Metropolitan Opera
•San Francisco Opera
•Lyric Opera of Chicago
•Lyric Opera of Kansas City
•San Diego Opera
•The 92nd Street Y
•Curtis Institute of Music
•Sonoma State University • Green Center
•Beth Morrison Projects
Cory Weaver is the production photographer for the San Francisco Opera, Portland Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Bard College’s Summerscape Festival. He is a house production photographer for the Chicago Lyric Opera, the San Diego Opera, the 92nd Street Y, Sonoma State University’s Green Center and the Curtis Institute of Music. Since 2013, Cory has photographed 107 opera and theater productions and more than 50 recitals and concerts.
Cory's work was exclusively used as art for the CDs of the recordings of Portland Opera's productions of Orphée and Galileo Galilei and his images were also exclusively used in San Francisco Opera's HD DVD recordings of Moby Dick, Porgy & Bess, Show Boat, Mefistofele, I Capuleti E I Montecchi and Lucrezia Borgia. His images were also featured in The Metropolitan Opera's HD DVD recording of Prince Igor.
In 2001, he accepted a photography internship at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where accomplished opera photographer Ken Howard recognized his passion and drive for photography. For six years, Cory served as photo assistant to Mr. Howard and ultimately secured a niche in the world of opera and theater photography. His work has appeared in a number of distinguished publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times (London), the Financial Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Opera News Magazine, Opera Now Magazine, Das Opernglas, Opernwelt Magazine, Opera Canada Magazine, Rolling Stone, NY Post, The Washington Post and The Kansas City Star, to name a few.
Cory was drawn to photography in college, where he quickly began to develop his passion. At Saint Louis University, he served as photography editor of The University News, the campus newspaper; interned at the Associated Press; and freelanced with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Suburban Journals. His subject matter included news, sports, special events, and arts and entertainment.
Cory is a native of Kansas City, Missouri.