The Castleton Festival, launched in the summer of 2009, has quickly become the centerpiece program of The Chateauville Foundation, established in 1997 by Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel. The Foundation's mission is to nurture young artists, foster collaborative artistic enterprise and create opportunities within the community for shared cultural experience.Read More
For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world's most esteemed and sought-after conductors. In spring 2011, he completed his fifth and final season as the inaugural Music Director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from 2002 to 2009, he assumed the same post with the Munich Philharmonic at the start of the 2012/13 season.
Dietlinde Turban's first stage appearance at the age of 19 as Gretchen in Goethe's Faust in the Residenz-Theatre in Munich brought her national fame. She has received great accolades for her acting.
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Student Voices: Nicholas Carratura
Mason Gross Music major Nicholas Carratura was one of six vocalists who spent the summer training with Maestro Lorin Maazel at his prestigious Castleton Festival in rural Virginia. Celebrated mezzo...Read More
Castleton Festival Announces 5th Anniversary Program
In its first four seasons, the Castleton Festival has taken its place among the top international festivals. Performance standards second to none, brilliant stage productions, perfect acoustics and...Read More
Castleton Festival in Oman
From Maestro Lorin Maazel: The sultan of Oman has had a state of the art opera house built in Oman's capitol, Muscat. it opened a year ago. The Castleton Festival orchestra, chor...Read More
Castleton's Superb Sondheim
Northern Virginia’s opera-centric Castleton Festival tried something a little different this past weekend, as its Castleton Artists Training Seminar (CATS) presented an impressive, fully staged p...Read More
VIDEO: Maestros Mix With Students for Castleton Music Festival
In Central Virginia's Rappahannock County, the four-year-old Castleton Festival is part traditional summer music festival -- this year featuring "Barber of Seville" and much more... Read More