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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AIDA Photos

AIDA Photos

Opening MAY 21 Aida Los Angeles Opera

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Beethoven in Virtual Reality

Beethoven in Virtual Reality

Beethoven in Virtual Reality

https://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/home/fidelio-vr/
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Washington National Opera’s ‘Carmen’ marks grand return to Kennedy Center Opera House

Washington National Opera’s ‘Carmen’ marks grand return to Kennedy Center Opera House

“This is our return to grand opera in the Opera House,” Artistic Director Francesca Zambello told WTOP.

https://wtop.com/entertainment/2022/05/washington-national-operas-carmen-marks-grand-return-to-kennedy-center-opera-house/
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A late-spring harvest of classical concerts; or, 10 preludes to summer

A late-spring harvest of classical concerts; or, 10 preludes to summer

With “Carmen,” the Washington National Opera celebrates a proper return to Francesca Zambello-helmed grand opera at the Kennedy Center.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/05/06/classical-music-concerts-dc-may-june-2022/
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GGF honors Francesca at 2022 Gala

GGF honors Francesca at 2022 Gala

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