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Francesca Zambello Extends Contract With Washington National Opera Through September 2018

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Today, Washington National Opera (WNO) announced that Francesca Zambello will extend her term as Artistic Director for three years, through September 2018. She has served as the company's Artistic Director since January 2013 and as its Artistic Advisor since June 2011.

An Interview With Francesca Zambello

David Browning | Posted 01.19.2015 | Arts
David Browning

I had a chat with Francesca Zambello while visiting The Glimmerglass Festival last summer. I'm a big fan of Ms. Zambello's work. As Artistic and General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival, she has done work that has garnered great acclaim.

Francesca Zambello Salutes Verdi With a New Force of Destiny and Shares Her Plans for Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Verdi's bicentenary is today, October 10, and though the composer will be feted everywhere this season, Zambello feels her Force of Destiny will have deep relevance to contemporary operagoers.

Review: Show Boat Is Sensational at Washington National Opera

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Washington National Opera's Show Boat will depart the Kennedy Center Opera House soon, but if you can scare up a ticket you shouldn't miss this quintessential American musical, lovingly and movingly staged by Francesca Zambello, WNO's artistic director.

Glimmerglass Festival: The Gods Are On Stage

Francesca Zambello | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Francesca Zambello

For an opera singer, the breath is a vehicle for making sound, for bringing to life characters that -- we hope -- make us think differently about ourselves and about the world we inhabit.

Modernized 'Aida' Takes On Waterboarding And The Muslim State

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Two topiary elephants greet visitors as they stroll up the lawn toward the Alice Busch Opera Theater for this year's Glimmerglass...

Opera's Francesca Zambello Talks About This Summer at Glimmerglass and WNO's Future Plans

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Francesca Zambello ranks among the world's most prolific opera and musical theater directors. When I caught up with the director last month, she was about to meet with the artistic staff at Washington National Opera, while also preparing to direct Aida.

Opera's Francesca Zambello Takes the Helm at Glimmerglass

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Francesca Zambello, the new general and artistic director of Glimmerglass, has ambitious plans for the 35-year-old opera company in Cooperstown, New York.

Soprano Deborah Voigt Launches a Rich New Season of Firsts

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Not many divas can move easily between the lofty heights of opera and the gleeful climes of musical theater, but Deborah Voigt hopes to conquer both during the next ten months.