Francesca Zambello is Washington National Opera’s new Artistic Director. WNO opened its 2013-2014 season by celebrating the two-hundredth birthdays of two opera greats, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, and forVerdi’s bicentenary, Ms. Zambello created a brand-new production of The Force of Destiny, an opera that is not only a huge challenge, but also has a reputation of being “cursed.” She discusses her enthusiasm for “climbing the Verdi mountain” and her vision for both The Force of Destiny and the Washington National Opera with WETA’s Nicole Lacroix. The Force of Destiny runs October 12 through the 26th at the Kennedy Center Opera House. For more information, visit Kennedy-Center.org.
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