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NYT: Glimmerglass Creates Magic in Its Own Backyard

NYT: Glimmerglass Creates Magic in Its Own Backyard

Under the adventurous leadership of Francesca Zambello, the Glimmerglass Festival built a temporary stage on the grassy grounds of the campus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/arts/music/glimmerglass-festival-opera.html
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Review: Songbird at The Glimmerglass Festival

Review: Songbird at The Glimmerglass Festival

July 30, 2021 by Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette “The show was fast paced, directed by Francesca Zambello and Eric Sean Fogel, and reset in New Orleans in the 1920s…All…

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Review: Glimmerglass on the Grass at The Glimmerglass Festival

Review: Glimmerglass on the Grass at The Glimmerglass Festival

July 17, 2021 by Joseph Dalton: Albany Times Union “Fleets of young guides helped patrons get situated and Francesca Zambello, the redoubtable general and artistic director, seemed to be everywhere.…

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In S.F., Francesca Zambello completes ‘Ring’

In S.F., Francesca Zambello completes ‘Ring’

Known for her ability to balance the sweeping view with telling psychological and emotional details, Zambello is finally about to reveal the full scope of an American-setting "Ring" that's been in the works for a decade.

https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/In-S-F-Francesca-Zambello-completes-Ring-2370138.php#photo-1897049
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News Archive – 2019

News Archive – 2019

Review: La Traviata at Atlanta Opera April 30, 2019 by Andrew Alexander, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution As a director, Zambello primarily seeks to draw out the emotional heart and human drama…

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News Archive – 2018

News Archive – 2018

Review: Francesca Zambello’s Spirited Mounting of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” – Houston Grand Opera, April 28, 2018 May 1, 2018 by William Burnett, Opera Warhorse Zambello has eschewed a European…

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Review: Francesca Zambello’s Spirited Mounting of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” – Houston Grand Opera, April 28, 2018

Review: Francesca Zambello’s Spirited Mounting of Bernstein’s “West Side Story” – Houston Grand Opera, April 28, 2018

"Zambello has eschewed a European trend of radical revisions in staging the work that has been the feature of recent German and Austrian productions. Her dramatic realization, building on the…

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News Archive – 2016

News Archive – 2016

With guest artists ranging from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to key music figures Stephen Sondheim,…

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News Archive – 2015

News Archive – 2015

Energetic Glimmerglass Candide (James Sohre, Opera Today) "Director Francesca Zambello has wisely chosen to stage it as a Broadway show, and she has invested the proceedings with all her trademark…

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News Archive – 2014

News Archive – 2014

Review: At Dallas Opera, Salome's Twisted Love Story Is a Bucket List Production (Lauren Smart, Dallas Observer Blogs) "The Dallas Opera production [of Salome] is a dazzler." Opera Review: Salome…

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News Archive – 2013

News Archive – 2013

The Lion, The Unicorn, and Me Debuts at Kennedy Center and Charms Audience (Jennifer Perry, BroadwayWorld.com) "Suitable for the entire family, particularly during this holiday season, The Lion, The Unicorn,…

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Don’t Be a Know It All

Don’t Be a Know It All

"Today's advice comes from, Francesca Zambello artistic director of the Washington National Opera via The New York Times."

https://www.businessinsider.com/dont-be-a-know-it-all-2013-4
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NYT: First, Make Sure Your Idea Works on a Small Stage

NYT: First, Make Sure Your Idea Works on a Small Stage

In theater as in business, says Francesca Zambello, general and artistic director of the Glimmerglass Festival and artistic director of the Washington National Opera, the success of a new idea depends on getting the initial details right.

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/business/glimmerglass-festivals-director-on-making-ideas-work.html
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News Archive – 2012

News Archive – 2012

Washington National Opera names Francesca Zambello as Artistic Director SEPTEMBER 13: Washington National Opera (WNO) today named Francesca Zambello as its Artistic Director, effective January 1, 2013. She has served…

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News Archive – 2011

News Archive – 2011

NPR's 'Deceptive Cadence' - Sept. 11 On The Opera Stage: Christopher Theofanidis' Heart Of A Soldier (NPR, Tom Huizenga) NPR's Tom Huizenga interviews composer Christopher Theofanidis about the upcoming world…

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News Archive – 2010

News Archive – 2010

NAACP Theatre Awards names Zambello Best Director www.wqxr.org/programs/arts-file/2010/mar/19/. Carmen live on screen throughout Britain Francesca Zambello backstage with Carmen's Polly the Donkey on the night of filming for the 3D…

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News Archive – 2009

News Archive – 2009

Carmen on the roof at Oslo Opera House In April of 2009, 7,000 people gathered on the roof of the Oslo Opera house to see Norwegian Opera's production of Carmen,…

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News Archive – 2008

News Archive – 2008

Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House   The Royal Opera House has produced a short promotional video for their 2008 production of Don Giovanni, including clips of an interview with Francesca Zambello. Francesca Zambello…

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News Archive – 2007

News Archive – 2007

Orchestra dress rehearsal of the Washington National Opera's production of Die Walküre, starring Plácido Domingo, Anja Kampe, Alan Held, and Linda Watson.   New York Times full-page ad for "Broadway's…

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News Archive – 2006

News Archive – 2006

Rebecca at the Raimund Theater, Vienna (from Variety, October 8, 2006) "Around 30 Tony-winning best musicals have been made into Hollywood films, but Broadway has rarely returned the favor: Only…

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