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Cory Weaver is the production photographer for the San Francisco Opera, Portland Opera and Kansas City Repertory Theater. He is a house production photographer for the Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Minnesota Opera, and the San Francisco Symphony. His past clients include being the house production photographer for The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, San Diego Opera, Curtis Institute of Music and the Bard College Summerscape Festival.


Since 2001, Cory has photographed over 400 opera productions, over 60 theater productions and over 300 concerts & recitals.


Cory's work was used as art for the CDs of the recordings of Portland Opera's productions of Orphée and Galileo Galilei and his photos were also 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. Most recently, his images were used as the art for the Liceu Opera Barcelona’s DVD recording of Norma.


His work has appeared in a number of distinguished publications, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Times (London), the Financial Times, Opera News Magazine, Opera Now Magazine, Das Opernglas, Opernwelt Magazine, Opera Canada Magazine,

NY Post, The Washington Post, LA Times and The Kansas City Star, to name a few.


Where do I begin when it comes to Cory Weaver?  How do I adequately articulate my love and admiration for this incredible artist and human!? Cory and I have worked together on numerous operatic productions and in three photoshoots. I’m consistently impressed by his artistry, his creativity, his style, his high level of talent and his innovative approach.

Cory’s approach is one of collaborator, he has a clear vision with the most brilliant eye and yet he always welcomes and has been completely open to any suggestions. He is able to get the most beautiful and most honest images from his artists because of the way he makes them feel during the shoots.

He has always made me feel completely comfortable and confident. It must be said that Cory is also hilarious. I know that when we get opportunities to work together it will not only result in stunning images, but a fun afternoon with a friend/artist/magician. I’ve often said “Cory Weaver is good for one’s ego.” When you have the chance to work with him and see your images in front of you... you’ll understand why.

Mezzo Soprano, Sandra Eddy

Cory Weaver was a very professional and a fun photographer to work with! He took my headshots that I use for media coverage, website and social media. He was very creative and brought the best out of me. 

CEO Brainchild Events,

Dwight Carter

"Cory Weaver Photography is hands down one of my favorite and most memorable experiences in front of the lens. He has the magical ability in making me feel incredibly comfortable so that I can access all of myself in a way that I am not always able to do.


As a result he is able to truly capture the essence and story of who you are and when I looked back at the photos I thought 'Wow is that really me? I would want to get to know that woman from the shots!'   I highly recommend CWP to anyone that wants a story to be told. He's the best!"

Mezzo Soprano, J'Nai Bridges

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