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

Opera

Did you see the news? Today, Spoleto Festival USA announced opera programming for 2022, the first taste of what’s ahead for the upcoming Festival season. And it was a big announcement. This spring, we’re reimagining a night at the opera and inviting you to grab […]

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To learn more about Omar Ibn Said and the commercial, cultural, and spiritual connections between his native West Africa and slavery in the Carolinas, check out the materials listed here. For more information and to hear directly from many of the experts cited below, attend […]

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NOTE » Omar premieres at the 2022 Festival, running May 27 – June 12. On May 27, 2022, Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th 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 […]

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NOTE » Omar premieres at the 2022 Festival, running May 27 – June 12. On May 27, 2022, Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th season will open with a world premiere, a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens, based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an […]

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NOTE » Omar premieres at the 2022 Festival, running May 27 – June 12. On May 27, 2022, Spoleto Festival USA’s 46th season will open with a world premiere, a newly commissioned opera by Rhiannon Giddens, based on the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an […]

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