Review: THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME at Kennedy Center

Review: THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME at Kennedy Center

As good as I remembered – and possibly even better on second listening. - Broadwayworld.com

https://www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/Review-THE-LION-THE-UNICORN-AND-ME-at-Kennedy-Center-20231211
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In today’s WSJ weekly roundup of upcoming arts events.

In today’s WSJ weekly roundup of upcoming arts events.

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NYT- Stark Gender Imbalance at U.S. Opera Companies Extends Beyond Podiums

NYT- Stark Gender Imbalance at U.S. Opera Companies Extends Beyond Podiums

The Washington National Opera, where Francesca Zambello is the artistic director, outpaced other big American companies in hiring women as conductors and directors.

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/16/arts/music/gender-imbalance-at-us-opera-companies.html#:~:text=Arecentstudyfoundthat,and2021theresearchersfound.
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Mozart’s Idomeneo

Mozart’s Idomeneo

Tickets will go on sale in April. MOZART: Idomeneo, re di Creta, K. 366 FEATURED CONDUCTOR & ARTISTS Robert Spano, Music Director Matthew Polenzani, Tenor Francesca Zambello, Director Alan Fletcher,…

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Production images: The Sound of Music

Production images: The Sound of Music

The image gallery from this past summer's production of The Sound of Music at the Glimmerglass Festival have been added to my website.

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Greetings from D.C., K.C. and…Messina

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

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

Greetings from Vienna Guten Tag…or rather…Grüß Gott. In Germany you always greet someone with Guten Tag, but in Austria, the preferred expression is Grüß Gott — which roughly means “God…

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NYT – She Made Glimmerglass a True Festival. Now She’s Moving On.

NYT – She Made Glimmerglass a True Festival. Now She’s Moving On.

During Francesca Zambello’s 12 years as the festival’s leader, she did what she set out to do: took on “complex issues through storytelling and music making.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/19/arts/music/francesca-zambello-glimmerglass.html
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WSJ – Glimmerglass Review: Francesca Zambello’s Curtain Call

WSJ – Glimmerglass Review: Francesca Zambello’s Curtain Call

In her final season as artistic director, she presents a comedic Rossini pastiche, ‘The Sound of Music,’ ‘Carmen’ and a thematically linked double bill of ‘Taking Up Serpents’ and world premiere ‘Holy Ground’

https://www.wsj.com/articles/glimmerglass-festival-review-francesca-zambello-tenor-overboard-ken-ludwig-joseph-colaneri-kelley-rourke-rossini-the-sound-of-music-rodgers-and-hammerstein-james-lowe-taking-up-serpents-kamala-sankaram-jerre-dye-holy-ground-damien-geter-lila-palmer-lidiya-yankovskaya-carmen-bizet-11660684339
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Classical Notes: Glimmerglass director Zambello talks past, future on her exit

Classical Notes: Glimmerglass director Zambello talks past, future on her exit

“We create shows so people can talk about them and talk about the ideas, whether they’re serious or you put it down to entertainment.”

https://www.timesunion.com/music/article/Classical-Notes-Director-of-the-Glimmerglass-17359728.php
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NYT – Lend Me a Jukebox Opera. Yuks and Tenor Required.

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

“Let’s do a Rossini comedy that doesn’t exist yet,” the head of the Glimmerglass Festival [Francesca Zambello] said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/17/arts/music/tenor-overboard-glimmerglass-rossini.html
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Zambello’s New Staging at LA Opera: ‘As Good as Aida Gets.’

Zambello’s New Staging at LA Opera: ‘As Good as Aida Gets.’

Zambello's New Staging at LA Opera: 'As Good as Aida Gets.'

https://www.musicalamerica.com/firewall.cfm?request=newsnewsstorycfmarchived0storyID50440categoryID4&en=0
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