Wednesday, May 25, 2011

WNO taps Zambello

Francesco Zambello, the opera and musical-theater stage director who last year became artistic director of the Glimmerglass opera festival in upstate New York, has been named artistic advisor of the Washington National Opera.

As Pl├ícido Domingo relinquishes artistic direction of the company after 15 years and WNO’s administration goes under the wing of the Kennedy Center, Zambello’s role will be “open-ended, exploratory,” she tells The Washington Post’s Anne Midgette: