ABOUT

It all began in 1997 in a Theatre built on the site of an old chicken coop inhabited by fifteen thousand hens…. World famous conductor Lorin Maazel invited his friends Mstislav Rostropovich and Yefim Bronfman to inaugurate his tiny “Globe Theatre.” 12 years later, an Opera Festival was born... More About Castleton





Castleton Crescendo
  • Jazzed up about music education, Marsalis comes to Castleton

    Wynton Marsalis is a superstar in the jazz world: He has won nine Grammys, was the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize and has even graced the cover of Time magazine.

    ...

    Read More
  • Opera pays tribute to Scalia, Ginsburg friendship

    The new production “Scalia/Ginsburg” brings the friendship of Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the stage. MSNBC’s Irin Carmon reports.
    ...

    Read More
  • July 12 Tribute Performance to the late Maestro Maazel Beethoven’s Ninth And World Premiere of Maazel’s Posthumous Work

    The 2015 season marks the first Festival since the passing of its founder, Maestro Lorin Maazel, in July 2014. The Castleton Festival presents a classical tribute to the late founder on Sunday, Jul...

    Read More
  • Live Video Streaming of All Major Castleton Performances

    For the first time ever, the Castleton Festival will be live streaming all major performances, from operas to symphonies to Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning with Roméo et Juliette
    ...

    Read More
  • The Castleton Festival Presents: Romeo et Juliette Last Mentee of Maazel, Maestro Rafael Payare Conducts

    Opera, known for its high drama, might be the perfect medium for this classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers. The Castleton Festival opens its operatic program on Friday, July 3 at 8pm with Charles...

    Read More