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Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized and award-winning opera and theater director. Her recent theatrical credits include The Little Mermaid for Disney on Broadway, Little House on the Prairie for the Guthrie Theater, Rebecca for the Vienna Raimund Theater, West Side Story for the ... (read complete bio)
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Francesca Zambello Headshot

Bio:
Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized and award-winning opera and theater director. Her recent theatrical credits include The Little Mermaid for Disney on Broadway, Little House on the Prairie for the Guthrie Theater, Rebecca for the Vienna Raimund Theater, West Side Story for the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Producer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[West End, 2006]
Director
 
[West End, 1997]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2008]
Director

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Camille Zamora, Francesca Zambello, Ann Ziff, Muhammad Yunus, Susan Davis, and Monica Photo

Camille Zamora, Francesca Zambello, Ann Ziff, Muhammad Yunus, Susan Davis, and Monica Yunus

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11/14/2019
Retna and Francesca Zambello Photo

Retna and Francesca Zambello

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11/05/2016
Francesca Zambello and Adrienne Arsht Photo

Francesca Zambello and Adrienne Arsht

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04/18/2012

 

Stage

Productions

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Director

[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Producer

[Broadway, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2008]
Director

[West End, 2006]
Director

[West End, 1997]
Director

[US Tour, 2008]
Director

Francesca Zambello Biography

Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized and award-winning opera and theater director. Her recent theatrical credits include The Little Mermaid for Disney on Broadway, Little House on the Prairie for the Guthrie Theater, Rebecca for the Vienna Raimund Theater, West Side Story for the floating stage in Bergenz, Austria, and Showboat at The Royal Albert Hall. She is the Artistic Advisor of the San Francisco Opera where she is helming a new Ring Cycle and Porgy and Bess this season. She has many notable directing credits at the Metropolitan Opera, including An American Tragedy, Cyrano and Les Troyens, as well as at Teatro alla Scala, Royal Albert Hall, Bolshoi, Royal Opera House, Paris Opera, Washington Opera, and Chicago Lyric, among others. Her honors include three Olivier Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, two French Grand Prix des Critiques, Helpmann Award, Palme d'Or in Germany and the Golden Mask in Russia.




Francesca Zambello News

OPERA America Offers Glimpses Into American Opera Over Past Half-Century In Newly Rel Photo OPERA America Offers Glimpses Into American Opera Over Past Half-Century In Newly Released Oral History Project
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2022

OPERA America invites opera appreciators and professionals to explore a new collection of anecdotes, memories, and reflections on the past half-century of opera in the United States.

Isabel Leonard and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas to Perform at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall Photo Isabel Leonard and Pablo Sáinz-Villegas to Perform at The Baker-Baum Concert Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2022

 San Diego Opera and La Jolla Music Society have announced the co-presentation of mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard and guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas in concert on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM at the Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center...

BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater Photo BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 9, 2022

REBECCA finally returns to the Raimund Theater! Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay ('Elisabeth,' 'Mozart!') have created another magnificent masterpiece that has already captivated more than 2 million visitors* worldwide in twelve countries and ten languages. The spectacular production, based on the world-famous novel by Daphne du Maurier, is coming back to Vienna this September. Francesca Zambello (Director of Original Production) is recreating the show for the revival run with Simon Eichenberg (Choreography) and Peter J. Davison. ( Set Design)

AFTERGLOW, COME FROM AWAY, UNCLE VANYA & More Lead Los Angeles' June Theater Top 10 Photo AFTERGLOW, COME FROM AWAY, UNCLE VANYA & More Lead Los Angeles' June Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

BWW Review: CARMEN at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: CARMEN at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael F. Goldberg - May 24, 2022

While this production of 'Carmen' is very traditional on its face, the thoughtfulness and sheer talent packed into this performance elevates it to something far more engaging, and absolutely enchanting. It’s more than worthy of audiences’ time, and hopefully WNO’s fresh interpretation will help audiences reconsider the true tragedy presented.

Guggenheim Works & Process to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works With Francesca  Photo Guggenheim Works & Process to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works With Francesca Zambello
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

Francesca Zambello, the artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Festival, introduces creators and excerpts from the upcoming 2022 festival, which includes a record number of new works: Composer Damien Geter and librettist Lila Palmer’s Holy Ground begins in a dystopian version of the present, in which the messiah has not yet appeared; can a rookie angel persuade a modern girl to take on the task, staving off the apocalypse? 

Arizona Opera Announces Casting For Its 2022/23 Season Photo Arizona Opera Announces Casting For Its 2022/23 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Arizona Opera announced casting today for their vibrant 2022/23 Season, which will feature an exciting array of productions, ranging from beloved classics to new works, including a return to five in-theater shows in both Phoenix and Tucson.

Works & Process At The Guggenheim to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works Photo Works & Process At The Guggenheim to Present Glimmerglass Festival New Works
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 10, 2022

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, will present the Glimmerglass Festival New Works, featuring excerpts of new works by several creators on May 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm.

HADESTOWN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Los Angeles' May Theater To Photo HADESTOWN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, INTO THE WOODS & More Lead Los Angeles' May Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - May 2, 2022

blurbLos Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

LA Opera Presents AIDA Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 26, 2022

LA Opera will present the grandest of grand operas, Giuseppe Verdi's Aida, from May 12 through June 12, 2022, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. 

Francesca Zambello Videos

VIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN ST VideoVIDEO: Works & Process at the Guggenheim On Washington National Opera's WRITTEN IN STONE
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

Inspired by iconic monuments in Washington, D.C., and the ideals embodied by President Kennedy, 'Written in Stone' is a series of intimate short works interwoven into a single evening celebrating the Kennedy Center’s fiftieth anniversary.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Washington National Opera's RETURN VICTORIOUS! Virtual Cel VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Washington National Opera's RETURN VICTORIOUS! Virtual Celebration
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2021

Virtual attendees also have access to exclusive interviews, featuring David M. Rubenstein and the Honorable Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, and WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello in conservation with Martina Arroyo and Marilyn Horne.

Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season VideoWashington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021–2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

VIDEO: Listen To LA Opera's BILLY BUDD 'From The Vault' VideoVIDEO: Listen To LA Opera's BILLY BUDD 'From The Vault'
by Alan Henry - Apr 30, 2021

Set sail on an audio-fueled journey into our 2014 production of 'Billy Budd.' Brace yourself for stormy seas and emotional swells as you endeavor through the story of the H.M.S. Indomitable and its crew. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by Alan Henry - May 1, 2019

Lyric's coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story opens next month and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria.

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 10- Broadway Goes Under the Sea With THE LITTLE MERMAID
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2019

Based on the animated Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID officially opened on Broadway on this day in 2008.

#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway! Video#TBT: Go Under the Sea with the Opening Night of THE LITTLE MERMAID on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2019

In honor of the show's eleventh anniversary of becoming part of Broadway's world, we're flashing back to its 2008 opening night at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre!

VIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House VideoVIDEO: WNO's Presents LA TRAVIATA In The Kennedy Center Opera House
by Alan Henry - Oct 5, 2018

Washington National Opera opens its 2018-2019 season with a stunning new production by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello of Verdi's La traviata, October 6-21, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Tickets start at $45. From the famous brindisi drinking song to the heartbreaking 'Addio del passato' aria, the original 'Pretty Woman' proves it's better to have loved once than not at all. Verdi's romantic masterpiece and familiar tunes are as timeless as the storyline is contemporary, pitting tensions of social class against Violetta's personal sacrifice.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated' VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE's 'Easily Assimilated'
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader  VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Washington National Opera's CANDIDE Starring Alek Shrader and Emily Pogorelc
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2018

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with the company premiere of Leonard Bernstein's biting satire Candide, running now through May 26, 2018, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Check out photos of the production below!