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Kurt Weill

Castleton Festival keeps growing

Castleton Festival keeps growing

The most atmospheric way to experience the Castleton Festival, which opens Saturday, is to travel down to Virginia's Rappahannock County and catch opera productions or orchestra concerts on the spacious, idyllic estate of celebrated conductor Lorin Maazel.

But this summer, Castleton is expanding beyond the rolling hills of the farm where Maazel and his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, launched the festival two years ago. If you're not up for the two-hour-plus drive from Baltimore, you can get a taste of the Castleton magic a shorter distance away.

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