Spoleto Festival USA

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05/28/2021 - 10:00am to 06/13/2021 - 10:00am
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Spoleto Festival USA is a festival that lasts 17 days and nights, and features both up-and-coming and well-established artists. This festival that includes over 150 performances of opera, theater, classical music, jazz, and dance is known as one of America's major performing arts festivals.

The festival has a rich history, being founded in 1977 by Gian Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. He wanted to establish a counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (The Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy, and saw Charleston, South Carolina as that perfect counterpart because of its charm and abundance of churches and theaters.

The Spoleto Festival has many events going on during the 17-day period; to see the full list and an event schedule, please visit the website provided.