Performer: Francesca Zambello

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Los AngelesCandide

Bernstein: Candide
James Conlon; Francesca Zambello; LA Opera; James Noone; Jennifer Moeller; Erin Morley; Jack Swanson

HoustonWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Timothy Myers; Francesca Zambello; Houston Grand Opera; Peter J. Davison; Jessica Jahn; Andrea Carroll; Norman Reinhardt

WashingtonCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Nicole Paiement; Francesca Zambello; Washington National Opera; James Noone; Jennifer Moeller; Kathryn Lewek; Alek Shrader

MoscowLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Tugan Sokhiev; Francesca Zambello; Bolshoi Opera; Peter J. Davison; Tanya McCallin; Venera Gimadieva; Dinara Alieva

SeattleAidaNew production

Verdi: Aida
John Fiore; Francesca Zambello; Seattle Opera; Michael Yeargan; Anita Yavich; Milijana Nikolic; Elena Gabouri
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Graffiti meets Nefertiti: Aida in Washington DC

Francesca Zambello’s engaging Aida opened the season at Washington National Opera, eventually getting into its stride. 
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Donizetti rarity given American première at Glimmerglass

The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York always does themed seasons. This year the season was about the idea of home. As such, the production directed by Francesca Zambello was updated from the Middle Ages to a modern-day refugee camp.
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Zambello’s Porgy and Bess at Glimmerglass

Glimmerglass’ Porgy and Bess proves one more time that Gershwin’s opus remains America’s most important 20th-century opera.
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An unforgettable emotional experience

American composer Jake Heggie's early opera performed by Washington National Opera was one of those rare experiences of an opera full of raw power and wrenching emotion with superb performers that one is not likely to forget soon.
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An Aida short on drama in San Francisco

San Francisco Opera's Aida features exciting role debuts from Leah Crocetto and Brian Jagde and a visually striking production, but a lack of good direction keeps it from being great music drama.
***11
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