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Spoleto Festival USA 2013

It’s been 36 years since the first Spoleto Festival USA began in Charleston, South Carolina. Pulitzer-prize winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti was seeking an American counterpart to the Festival held in Spoleto, Italy. The city needed to be intimate, with plenty of performance venues, yet charming and easily accessible. Charleston was the perfect fit! With its stated goal of bringing the highest caliber performances for its 17-day run, the organizers have managed to keep the standard very high in all areas: classical and modern musical performances, theater, ballet, opera, and the spoken word. This year’s festival runs from May 24 through June 9, with a couple of preview performances on … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Spoleto? Remember to Plan Ahead…

Are you ready for Charleston’s Spoleto Festival?  It  is probably one of the largest and most famous events in Charleston, SC.  It is arranged by Spoleto Festival USA, which claims it as the one of the best all encompassing arts festivals in the nation.  The festival occurs late in the spring season and towards the start of summer.  It typically starts in May, on Memorial Day, and lasts for 17 days. It incorporates over 120 performances of dance, opera, music, theater, and visual art.  It is a great opportunity to enjoy the city and the vibrant culture surrounding it.  As an added bonus, attendees will have an opportunity to simultaneously … Continue reading

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