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Opera for Everyone?

May 18, 2012

Francesca Zambello is the artistic director of Glimmerglass Opera and the artistic adviser to the Washington National Opera. At an Institute roundtable Tuesday, Zambello talked about ways to make opera more palatable to a general audience because as she says, “the word ‘opera’ it just turns off a lot of people.”

Here’s how she says she did it at Glimmerglass:

Zambello also discusses arts education and much more at this roundtable with Aspen Institute Arts Program Director Damian Woetzel. Watch the full talk here.