Mahler (twice over), the Kronos Quartet and Daniil Trifonov were among the highlights.
The conductor Leon Botstein, a champion of overlooked works, brings Dvorak’s seldom-performed “Dimitrij” to Bard SummerScape.
Ms. Zimmerman never quite found her footing in the rigid conventions of bel canto, but there is more in common with her theater work in Dvorak’s opera.
The orchestra’s opening night, which includes Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, will also kick off an initiative to get the whole city on the same note.