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In Conversation with Francesca Zambello
Francesca Zambello, director; Marc A. Scorca, OPERA America
Making Connections

Internationally acclaimed stage director Francesca Zambello recently became the general and artistic director of the Glimmerglass Festival and will direct its highly anticipated production of Annie Get Your Gun starring Deborah Voigt next season. Join us as this leading artist discusses her career and creative process with OPERA America President and CEO Marc A. Scorca.

About the Author: Francesca Zambello is general and artistic director designate of Glimmerglass Opera, and artistic advisor at San Francisco Opera, where she is directing a new Ring Cycle. Her work has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and opera companies throughout Europe. She has staged plays and musicals on Broadway, the Royal National Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Guthrie Theater, Vienna's Raimund Theater, the Bregenz Festival, the Sydney Festival, Disneyland, Berlin's Theater des Westens and the Kennedy Center. She has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government and the Russian Federation's medal for Service to Culture; other honors include three Olivier Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, two French Grand Prix des Critiques, the Helpmann Award, the Green Room Award, and the Golden Mask in Russia. Zambello began her career as the artistic director of Skylight Opera Theater and as an assistant director to the late Jean-Pierre Ponnelle.

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