Friday, March 12, 2010

Director Zambello is going to Cooperstown

Kate Taylor of the Wall Street Journal is reporting:
Glimmerglass Opera, the 35-year-old summer opera festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., has named Francesca Zambello as its general and artistic manager, replacing Michael MacLeod. Ms. Zambello, who has worked at many of the world's major opera houses and also directed Disney's The Little Mermaid on Broadway, will likely give the small company, which presents four operas a season, a higher profile.

"I have been after her for, oh, most of the decade," Sherwin Goldman, president of Glimmerglass's board, said in a phone interview. He said that Ms. Zambello will assume her post in September and will announce soon after a "major overhaul" of the company. Asked what that might entail, Mr. Goldman said, "I think some exciting breakthroughs of new ways to consider how to produce a festival." He added: "Everything's on the table."
For more, visit the Wall Street Journal online.

[Photo: Zambello with Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid on Broadway.]

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