Francesca Zambello (below) is making her directing debut as artistic director of the WNO with "Show Boat," which features Jennifer Holloway, Talise Trevigne and Gwendolyn Brown.
Jerome Kern’s “Showboat” opens May 4 at the Washington National Opera under the lead of artistic director Francesca Zambello. (Washington National Opera)
"I'm all about creating productions that are accessible to the audience," opera/theater director Francesca Zambello says. (Associated Press)