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.



From Sept 22, 2022
Rebecca, Musical at the Vienna Raimund Theater

The world-famous material, which was already nominated for 11 Oscars in Alfred Hitchcock’s cinema version and only recently celebrated success in the Netflix remake, also guarantees a wonderful evening full of romance, dark secrets and eerie suspense in the legendary musical adaptation by Vereinigte Bühnen Wien.

From October 28, 2022
ELEKTRA at the Washington National Opera

Tragedy follows Elektra as she plots revenge against her father’s murderer—her own mother—in Richard Strauss’s epic opera inspired by the Greek tale.

Greetings from D.C., K.C. and…Messina

Throughout the fall, I’ve been traveling between New York (both the City and Cooperstown), Washington, and Kansas City, MO, following the progression of autumn at its most flamboyant. I last…

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Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and a fond and grateful farewell

Greetings from Vienna Guten Tag…or rather…Grüß Gott. In Germany you always greet…

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