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March 2019

You may not know her name yet, but Melanie Henley Heyn is a star in the making—and singing the title role in this season’s all-new production of Richard Strauss’s Salome. Born in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Henley Heyn studied at Manhattan School of Music Manhattan […]

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What better way to do a deep dive into Spoleto’s 2019 season than by reading some of the original works that inspired the shows or biographies about the artists themselves? We’ve compiled a short list to bring to your local library—or you can follow our […]

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When British composer Joby Talbot was asked in 2005 to create an a cappella choral piece inspired by the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage across Northern Spain, he gathered a backpack and headed for the hills. “I’m not a religious person, but I love […]

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One of the world’s brightest and most beloved vocal ensembles, Westminster Choir has been a Spoleto Festival USA fixture since the inaugural season in 1977. Now led by Dr. Joe Miller, the Westminster Choir continues to be a Festival highlight—and their concerts in Charleston’s historic […]

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