Francesca Zambello: Rattling the Cage

She got hooted out of the Met, but nearly everywhere else Francesca Zambello is opera's hottest director

In the tight little world of opera there's only one place to be this weekend. Fans from at least 44 states and 13 foreign countries are planning to fly to Seattle to see two of the biggest young voices in the business, Canadian tenor Ben Heppner and English soprano Jane Eaglen, make their double debut in the Seattle Opera's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. But the prospect of finding a fresh pair of singers capable of tackling Wagner's most vocally demanding roles is only part of what's drawing opera lovers to the Pacific Northwest. This Tristan is being staged...

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