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Delve deeper into the stories that make up the fabric of the Festival.

May 2018

What do artists do during Spoleto when they’re not performing? Marc Antolin, who plays Marc Chagall in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, took over our Instagram, giving fans a glimpse into his Charleston experience. He took followers on a run around Colonial Lake, on a visit […]

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In the mood for a tasty pre-show drink? We partnered with five Charleston hot-spots near Spoleto Festival USA venues and asked the talented mixologists of each to create unique cocktails inspired by the 2018 season. If you’re headed to hear Cuban jazz legend Chucho Valdés […]

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As the Festival’s Resident Conductor and Director of Orchestral Activities, John Kennedy has a hand in nearly every musical offering presented each season. Not only does he conduct operas and some of the more out-of-the-box orchestral concerts—like You Are Mine Own—as well as curate and […]

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Presenting emerging artists on a grand stage has long been a central tenet of Spoleto Festival USA’s mission. For example, a 17-year-old violinist named Joshua Bell first played at the Dock Street Theatre stage back in 1985, just as one of the most revered sopranos—Renee […]

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