The Castleton Festival, under the artistic direction of Maestro Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel, was heralded in its inaugural year as one of the most important new American summer festivals and a remarkable training ground for the stars of tomorrow. The festival can only continue to happen with the ongoing support of those who share our vision for what the arts, and the passion of young people, can bring to our extraordinary community. Please join us in celebrating Castleton's Fifth Anniversary Season.
Ticket sales cover less than one third of the cost of making Festival performances come to life. When you make a gift to Castleton, you ensure that our community enjoys fresh and innovative performances, under the guidance of Maestro Lorin Maazel, "the undisputed best." Gramophone Magazine (2010)
Please make a gift to the Festival using the link below and click here to discover the rewards of membership today.
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Become a Monthly Donor
A little each month adds up to a lot for emerging young artists at Castleton! Monthly giving provides a steady and cost-effective source of income to the Festival, and makes it easy for you to be part of our future.
Your gift is charged to your credit card each month: No checks, no postage costs, no hassles. Your tax-deductible monthly contribution helps the Castleton Festival provide future opera and orchestra stars with outstanding training and serve the community with world-class performances.
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If you would prefer to call in your gift or pledge, please contact us at 202-721-0020.
ADOPT A CAT
Make a difference in the life of a young singer!
What is the CATS program? An intensive training program which runs parallel with the Castleton Festival, designed to identify exceptional operatic talents and unleash their potential. The program prepares young professionals for international operatic careers through a wide range of Opera Workshop classes and coachings that encompass operatic and song literature, vocal technique and interpretation, acting for the stage, movement, foreign languages and career management.
Who are the Faculty? Internationally recognized professionals including Denyce Graves, Nancy Gustafson, Marlena Malas, James Morris, Stanford Olsen and Neil Shicoff - ALL under the meticulous supervision of Maestro Lorin Maazel.
What is our commitment? CATS will perform in the 2014 Festival in productions conducted by Maestro Maazel, as well as in song recitals, cabarets and opera scenes programs. They are also responsible for understudying leading roles. Castleton is committed to engaging CATS alumni to return in future seasons to star in principal roles.
What does it cost? Actual cost to the Festival for tuition, room and board per singer is $7,000. Castleton is committed to providing scholarships for each and every participant.
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OPPORTUNITIES for Castleton Corporate Partnership
Linking your company name with Castleton makes good business sense. Improve your bottom line and become a Castleton Corporate Partner today!
The impact of your generosity will increase:
- Cultural opportunities for families regardless of socio-economic levels
- Unique opportunities for student participation
- Marketing and PR opportunities for your corporation, enhancing its image in the community
- The regional and national image of your company as an entity that prioritizes quality of life.
Castleton Festival is currently looking for housing volunteers. Click to view more about this opportunity.
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