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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 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.

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

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Now Hiring: Carpenter, Performers, and More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/21/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 9/15/2023

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/15/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

WEST SIDE STORY Returns to Sydney Harbour in 2024

Opera Australia (OA) has announced that smash-hit musical West Side Story will return to the Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour stage in 2024. Learn more about the musical here!

Washington National Opera to Present GROUNDED World Premiere by Jeanine Tesori and George Brant

Experience the world premiere of GROUNDED, an exciting new production by Jeanine Tesori and George Brant, at the Washington National Opera. Find out the dates, venue, and ticket information for this eagerly anticipated event. Don't miss your chance to witness this groundbreaking performance.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song Present PERENNIALS This September

​​​​​​​New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, kicks off its 2023-24 Mainstage season with Perennials - Songs For Every Season on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song to Present PERENNIALS - SONGS FOR EVERY SEASON

Join Kaufman Music Center and New York Festival of Song for the season opening concert, 'Perennials - Songs For Every Season,' on September 28 at Merkin Hall. Don't miss this celebration of music's power to guide us through the year.

Arizona Opera Reveals Casts and Creative Teams for 2023/24 Season Productions

Get the inside scoop on the cast members and creative teams for Arizona Opera's highly anticipated 2023/24 season productions. Discover the talented individuals bringing these performances to life.

Opera San José Launches Season With All-New ROMEO & JULIET

Opera San José will launch its 40th anniversary season with an all-new production of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, directed by OSJ General Director/CEO Shawna Lucey, in her first production since taking the helm of the company. Romeo and Juliet follows on the heels of Lucey's critically acclaimed La Traviata for San Francisco Opera, which is scheduled to be remounted at Los Angeles Opera this fall.

THE PIANIST A New Play With Music To Be Presented By George Street Playhouse, Beginning September 16

George Street Playhouse presents THE PIANIST, a play with music, based on the memoir “The Pianist” by Wladyslaw Szpilman and directed and adapted for the stage by Emily Mann (Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Having Our Say, Anna and the Tropics). THE PIANIST begins previews on September 26, with an official opening night set for September 29. The play runs through October 22.

THE PIANIST, Directed and Adapted by Emily Mann, is Coming to George Street Playhouse

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of 'The Pianist' as it comes to life on stage at George Street Playhouse. Don't miss this limited engagement. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable theatrical experience.

South Chicago Dance Theatre Reveals Lineup For 2023-24 Season

On the heels of its critically acclaimed World Premiere presentation, Memoirs of Jazz in the Alley at the Auditorium Theatre, South Chicago Dance Theatre continues gaining momentum with the announcement of its 7th season in 2023-24.

The Tank to Present New Dance Premiere LITTLE MARBLE KISSES in August

Conceived by Sabrina Gail Lobner, Little Marble Kisses is a new dance work premiering at THE TANK, 312 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018.

Video: Ryan McCartan Sings 'Something's Coming' From WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Get a first look at Ryan McCartan performing 'Something's Coming' in an all-new video. Ryan McCartan, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Brett Thiele, Amanda Castro, and Yurel Echezarreta are headlining Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story.

Video: First Look at Ryan McCartan, Kanisha Marie Feliciano & Yurel Echezarreta in WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Get a first look at Ryan McCartan, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Brett Thiele, Amanda Castro, and Yurel Echezarreta in West Side Story at Lyric Opera of Chicago!

Washington National Opera Reveals Two New Appointments

Washington National Opera has announced two new appointments that will oversee the newly defined Artistic and Production departments.

Interview: Michael Chioldi of LA TRAVIATA at McCaw Hall

A company and audience favorite, Chioldi made his SO debut as Baron Scarpia in Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca in 2021

Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Gets Its First New Met Staging In 19 Years From Director Simon McBurney

Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (May 19–June 10), one of opera's most beloved works, receives its first new Met staging in 19 years from acclaimed English director Simon McBurney. In his Met debut, McBurney lets loose a volley of theatrical flourishes, incorporating projections, aerial and sound effects, physical comedy, a hovering platform, and acrobatics to match the spectacle and drama of Mozart's work. Maestro Nathalie Stutzmann—having made her Met debut earlier this season with Don Giovanni—performs Mozart double duty leading both productions running simultaneously. With the pit raised, the Met Orchestra musicians will interact with the cast. Gareth Morrell conducts the May 27 performance.

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Dance Auditions for AIDA in May

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for solo dancers with significant stage experience for its upcoming production of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.

Chicago Opera Theater Announces 50th Anniversary Season In 2023/24

Chicago Opera Theater (COT), Chicago's foremost producer of new and reimagined opera, has announced its 50th Anniversary season in 2023/24. Reflecting on the company's first fifty years, the golden anniversary offers all the hallmarks that have made COT a staple in the Chicago community and the greater opera world including World Premieres, boldly reimagined classics from the opera canon, and underperformed masterpieces.

New York Festival Of Song Hosts Annual Gala FEELIN' GROOVY: SONGS OF THE 60S

​​​​​​​New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) hosts its annual spring gala, Feelin' Groovy: Songs from the 60s, on Monday, May 15, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Racquet & Tennis Club on Park Avenue. In support of NYFOS's 35th season, the gala features a performance of songs by Laura Nyro, Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell and the Beatles, along with some Motown hits.

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