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

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • Castleton Festival Named One of the New York Times Top 10 Classical Summer Festivals

    Since the death of Lorin Maazel last year, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, his wife, has taken on the role of artistic director of this festival, which showcases rising stars and takes place mainly on the co...

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  • Castleton Festival growing the arts

    Arts education will expand its reach in the Piedmont this summer due to a $20,000 gift from The Jack K...

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