Francesca Zambello - Director
"Under Ms. Zambello, it appears that nothing is going to be routine."
- Wall Street Journal -

Meet Francesca Zambello

Storyteller. Changemaker. Empowered Leader.

Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized director of opera and theater and a leading light in the arts who has made an indelible mark around the world. Her home is New York City but her work has graced the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, the Bolshoi, Covent Garden, the Munich Staatsoper, Paris Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and English National Opera.


Take a glance at Francesca’s greatest accomplishments.



Opens May 14th, 2022
CARMEN at the Washington National Opera

A free spirit comes at a price in Bizet’s blockbuster tragedy. An incredible cast performs this vibrant D.C. premiere directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Evan Rogister.

Opens May 21, 2022
AIDA at the Los Angeles Opera

An opera this grand only comes around once a decade. Verdi’s Aida returns in a lavish new-to-LA production featuring a full chorus, orchestra, ballet, and stunning designs from iconic LA artist RETNA.

NYT – Lend Me a Jukebox Opera. Yuks and Tenor Required.

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AIDA Photos

Opening MAY 21 Aida Los Angeles Opera

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