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Opera

OPERA GLOSSARY

Begun by a composer—Gian Carlo Menotti—whose operas are performed across the globe, Spoleto Festival USA is well known for its opera programming, which consists of new productions created and built in Charleston—a rarity in the world of opera productions. All three 2014 Spoleto Festival USA […]

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Welcome to the eleventh installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series includes who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some images, audio, and videos […]

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Welcome to the tenth installment of the Quick Fact blog series! These posts are meant to give you a bite-size overview of performances you’ll find in the 2014 Festival season. Each post in the series includes who, what, when, where, and why. We’ll even throw in some images, audio,  and videos […]

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Recently performed at the 2013 Festival, Toshio Hosokawa’s ethereal new opera Matsukaze opens today at Lincoln Center Festival in New York City and we couldn’t be prouder. Read a review here. Many productions come and go through the diverse Festival program each season, but opera, […]

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“Yet should I hear you pine, my love, I shall return…” –Matsukaze libretto Toshio Hosokawa’s otherworldly opera Matsukaze takes place over one long, mysterious night and relates the tale of a wandering monk who meets a fisherman on a lonely stretch of shoreline. The fisherman tells the […]

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