Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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Behind the Scenes

After two years of patiently waiting, the time has finally come. Tonight, Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th season will open with the world premiere, Omar – a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens. The opera is based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an enslaved […]

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by Jenny Ouellette and Anna Brooks Reprinted from the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA program book In 2014, Ebony Williams made her Spoleto debut with  Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Audiences may remember her dancing: powerful yet precise with liquid-like limbs flowing this way and that—a radiant, […]

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