Francesca Zambello

(b. 1956)

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(b NY, 1956).

Amer. opera director. Collab. with Ponnelle on his prod. of Rossini's L'occasione fa il ladro, Pesaro 1987. Ass. dir. Chicago Lyric Opera 1981–2, S. Francisco Opera 1983–4. Co‐art. dir. Skylight Opera Th., Milwaukee, 1985–90. Works in many Eur. and Amer. opera houses. At Wexford Fest. prod. Dvořák's The Devil and Kate (1988), Marschner's Der Templer und die Jüdin (1989), Donizetti's L'assedio di Calais (1991), and Tchaikovsky's Cherevichki (1993). NY Met début 1992. First Amer. to direct at Bolshoy, Moscow, 1991 (Turandot). Prod. f.p. Glass's Orphié (NY 1993), Amer. première of Weir's Blond Eckbert (Santa Fe 1994), world première of Picker's Thérèse Raquin (Dallas 2001) and his An American Tragedy (NY Met 2005).

Subjects: Music.

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