When: Thu., Nov. 3, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 2016
The first people to begin to work on a show are the director and designers. Francesca Zambello discusses the evolution of a production from initial development to finished design. Internationally recognized director of opera and musicals, Zambello is Artistic & General Director of Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York. Zambello has directed for the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opera, London’s West End, and Disneyland among other venues. In 1987, she directed the Houston Grand Opera production of Richard Strauss’s Salome (1987) with costumes and sets designed by Jim Dine (on view in the theatre arts galleries).