Articles & Reviews


May 22, 2019 – OperaWire
Princeton Festival’s ‘Nixon in China’ Wins Major Grant From NEA
By David Salazar

The Princeton Festival has received a $13,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its upcoming production of “Nixon in China.” … This is the fifth such NEA Grant that the company has been awarded in its 15-year history. The company previously received such a prize in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 from a number of operas, including “Ariodante” and “Porgy and Bess.” [Read more]


May 15, 2019 – Town Topics
An Insider’s View of Broadway For Aspiring Area Teens
By Anne Levin

Last year, the Princeton Festival held a special workshop for high school students interested in musical theater. Seven teenagers attended the three-part, interactive program, getting professional advice on singing and auditioning, and learning the ins-and-outs of navigating the business. [Read more]


May 14, 2019 –
The Princeton Festival Presents Their 15th Anniversary Season
By R Birkel

The Princeton Festival is an amazing extension of the cultural arts season. It brings musical theater, opera, Baroque and choral music, jazz, and a piano competition to town. The best part is we get city caliber performances right here in Princeton. [Read more]


May 10, 2019 – nj arts maven
Making of a Musical Workshop

Princeton Festival’s free “Making of a Musical” workshop prepares high school students for theater success. [Read more]


May 8, 2019 – Town Topics
Thanking Everyone Who Helped With Princeton Festival’s Anniversary Gala
Letter to the Editor from Executive and Artistic Director Richard Tang Yuk and Board Chair Costa Papastephanou

We were enormously gratified to welcome the largest crowd ever to the Princeton Festival’s 15th Anniversary Gala, dubbed “A Crystal Celebration,” on April 27. We want to thank everyone who helped put the event together, and everyone who participated in the fun, for supporting our 2019 season of opera, jazz, musical theater, concerts, and free community programs. This landmark season runs from June 9 to June 30. Performance and ticketing information is available at [Read more]


March 13, 2019 – Town Topics
Former Charleston Mayor Visit To Share Story of Revitalization
By Anne Levin

Joseph P. Riley, Jr., whose four decades as mayor of Charleston, North Carolina, transformed the city from an urban wasteland to a highly desirable place to live, visit, and do business, came to Princeton last week [at the invitation of The Princeton Festival] to share his success story. [Read more]


March 13, 2019 – U.S.1
Lesson from Charleston
By Richard K. Rein

What’s the secret sauce that helps create a great city? An engaged and diverse populace? A dynamic business community? A vibrant arts community? All of the above? [Read more]