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Founded in 2009 by Maestro Lorin and Dietlinde Turban Maazel, the Castleton Festival introduced classical music, theater and opera performed by the stars of tomorrow, working with established artists, to the rolling hills of Rappahannock County, Virginia. The Castleton Festival is distinct among other festivals in the Greater Washington region because of its combined roles as a producing entity, a modern performance venue and, most importantly, a mentoring program for young artists and theater professionals... More About Castleton



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  • Castleton Plans New Season, Welcomes new Summer Jazz Academy in 2015

    With support from the Virginia and greater Washington arts community, international artists, the Maazel family, and its audiences, the Castleton Festival will return in 2015 with a new season honoring...

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  • Maestro Lorin Maazel - 1930-2014

    The Castleton Festival is sad to announce the passing of its founder and artistic director, the conductor, composer, musician and mentor Maestro Lorin Maazel.
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  • REVIEW: Don Giovanni at Castleton Festival

    Don Giovanni lives! – unrepentant and unleashed – at Castleton Festival. The Festival has delivered the story of the world’s most famous reprobate with a terrific company, whose members pull off...

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  • REVIEW: Madama Butterfly at Castleton Festival opening weekend

    Opening the 2014 season, with Lorin Maazel scheduled to conduct, word came down from il Maestro himself that this production of Madama Butterfly was the “real thing.”
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  • UPDATED: Castleton Festival Presents Sixth Summer Season

    Artistic directors Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel will hold the sixth season of the Castleton Festival in their state-of-the-art performance venu...

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