Tickets typically go on sale in January.
‘For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolinas historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
Now approaching its 35th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as Americas premier performing arts festival.’
History of Spoleto Festival USA –
‘Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene and others, who sought to create an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy…(Charleston) The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the festival would captivate the entire city; yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure.”
“…Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the worlds leading festivals, presenting more than 200 world or American premieres. ”
‘The Festival mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists…”