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The Castleton Festival, located on the estate of celebrated conductor/composer Lorin Maazel in Virginia's Rappahannock County, is a cultural "Brigadoon" for music lovers. This marks the fifth season of what began as the mission of Mr. Maazel and his award-winning actress wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, to mentor the next generation of classical musicians and artists.
Germany's powerful industry lobby group said it will independently monitor the country's ambitious switchover from nuclear power to renewable energies over the next decade.
Puccini would have been proud.
Its composer was Italian, its plot is based on a German play, and its libretto is in French. So it's fitting that "William Tell" has become known as the unofficial national opera of _ Switzerland.