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On May 22, 2020, Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season will open with the world premiere of a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens, a Grammy Award winner and MacArthur fellow known for exploring the legacy of African-American folk traditions. Michael Abels is working closely with Giddens […]

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On May 22, 2020, Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season will open with a world premiere, a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens, based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved Muslim-African man who was brought to Charleston in 1807. The story traces his […]

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On May 22, 2020, Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season will open with a world premiere, a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens, based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved Muslim-African man who was brought to Charleston in 1807. The story traces his […]

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On May 22, 2020, Spoleto Festival USA’s 44th season will open with a world premiere, a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and banjoist known for exploring the legacy of African-American folk traditions. Giddens has been tapped to mold the […]

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Seven days remain in the 43rd Spoleto Festival USA, but there’s still a full week jam-packed with performances in opera, theater, physical theater, dance, music, and jazz. And while Festival staffers are hard at work behind the scenes, we’re also just as eager as you […]

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