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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  • 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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  • Castleton Festival Receives $20,000 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Good Neighbor Grant

    The Castleton Festival announced that it has been awarded $20,000 as a 2015 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Good Neighbor Grant recipient. They were among the 5% of winning applicants. The Good Neighbor...

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  • Sounds of Spring Concert by the Dancing Heart Ensemble

    On Sunday, April 26, the Dancing Heart Ensemble (flute, piano and percussion) will perform an eclectic program of classical and contemporary works at the Castleton Festival at 4:00 pm

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