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Dutchman Docks…

The Flying Dutchman will dock at The Glimmerglass Festival this summer, opening July 6. With Ryan McKinny at the helm as the Dutchman, the production is directed by Glimmerglass Festival Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello. “The production is inspired … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

While I am continuously working on the upcoming Glimmerglass season, I am simultaneously traveling and directing other works. If you are nearby, I hope you will stop to see one of the shows listed below. Better yet, leave me a … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

I’m currently in Switzerland, directing a new production of Rebecca (which you can see on Broadway this coming spring), but as always I have Glimmerglass on the mind. So below is my list of recommended reading for the year leading … Continue reading

Zambello Appointed Artistic Advisor to WNO

Glimmerglass Festival Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello has been appointed Artistic Advisor to Washington National Opera (WNO). Zambello will hold this position concurrently with her position at The Glimmerglass Festival, where she was appointed Artistic & General Director last … Continue reading

Designing Annie Get Your Gun

Court Watson designs sets and costumes for our upcoming production of Annie Get Your Gun, which will feature leading dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt as Annie. Court’s designs have most recently been seen at Salzburger Landestheater, Ford’s Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre … Continue reading

Francesca Zambello at SUNY Oneonta

Abby Kreh Gibson, the Chair of the Glimmerglass Guild’s Education Committee, writes about Artistic & General Director Francesca Zambello’s recent trip to one of our nearby colleges: The Guild Education Committee’s past association with the Theatre and Music Departments at … Continue reading

Zambello’s Staging of Carmen to Premiere in 3D

Francesca Zambello’s 2006 Royal Opera House staging of Georges Bizet’s Carmen will premiere in 3-D as the closing selection of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Feb. 6 and is scheduled to open in movie theaters around the world on … Continue reading

OPERA America in Conversation with Francesca Zambello

Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director, will speak at OPERA America  on Wednesday, November 10, as part of the service organization’s Making Connections series, a professional development series for opera artists.  Francesca will discuss her career and creative process with … Continue reading

Goin’ West: Education and Recreation

During the summer, many Glimmerglass staffers are asked – “do you ever take vacation?” The Glimmerglass season is a labor of love. We work many, many hours during the summer, but we love what we do. That being said, yes, … Continue reading

Notes From Francesca

This photo was taken at the library at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, on July 23. This wonderful artists’ colony has welcomed the likes of Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Thornton Wilder. The four of us spent time … Continue reading