Created during the 2022 Festival, #TellYourStoryOmar asked members of the Omar cast and creative team to reflect on the making-of this groundbreaking work. In this video, go behind the scenes of the world premiere opera and watch it come to life. This project was made possible by Omar presenting sponsor Wells Fargo. Watch the complete series:
Alongside the production of the opera, Spoleto Festival USA worked to make Omar Ibn Said’s story a part of the local school curriculum, including commissioning a workbook with illustrations by renowned artist Jonathan Green. Students were also invited to join Spoleto for a dress rehearsal of Omar. This education initiative was supported by Omar presenting sponsor Wells Fargo.