Welcome to the Spoleto Festival USA journal.

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

Music

When asked to “go to the movies,” certain things come to mind—a giant screen, digital surround sound, CGI, popcorn, and the like. Spoleto Festival USA has taken a different approach. This season, the Festival programmed two very different silent films and paired both with the […]

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Welcome to the tenth installment of the 2015 Quick Fact blog series. These posts aim to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find at the Festival this season. Each post in the series includes who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some […]

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News Bulletin #2

AWARDS & ACCOLADES FOR 2015 ARTISTS: Tenor Joseph Dennis, who will sing in the world premiere of Paradise Interrupted at this year’s Festival, has been named one of five winners of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The event has helped to propel the […]

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News Bulletin #1

Paradise Interrupted designer and director Jennifer Wen Ma will not only make a garden grow on stage in May with the world premiere of the new opera, she has brought creative life to the center of downtown Pittsburgh this month as part of the city’s […]

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The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra is one of the busiest groups of artists in Charleston during the annual 17-day Festival. Their daily schedules take them from rehearsals to performances—sometimes on repeat! We caught up with violinist, Maria Semes, and asked her a few questions about […]

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