Photo by Karli Cadel

The Sound of Music

Let music back into your heart.

While she decides whether to become a nun, free-spirited Maria takes a job as governess to the seven children of widower and Austro-Hungarian Navy submarine captain Georg von Trapp. She quickly falls for the children and eventually Georg. Nazi Germany eventually annexes Austria, pressuring Georg to accept a commission in the German Navy. Maria and Georg are forced to make life-changing decisions and a daring escape to protect their values and love. Relive this heartwarming story of love, family, music, and triumph in a new large-scale production of a Broadway classic.

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 | 2:00 pm



DIRECTOR Francesca Zambello

Music by Richard Rogers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

Understand every word: Performed in English with English subtitles.

Principal Cast

Maria, Mikaela Bennet

Mother Abbess, Alexandra Loutsion

Baroness Elsa Shraeder, Alyson Cambridge

Creative Team

Conductor, James Lowe

Director, Francesca Zambello
The works of internationally renowned opera and theater director Francesca Zambello have been seen at The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra national de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Opera Australia, and The Bolshoi Theatre. She has staged plays and musicals on Broadway, National Theatre, Bregenzer Festspiele, Disneyland, and The Kennedy Center. She has served as Artistic & General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival since 2010, and Artistic Director of Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center since 2012.

Show Photos

  • Photo by Karli Cadel for The Glimmerglass Festival

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