Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival,

also called Festival of the Two Worlds, annual summer arts festival held in Spoleto, Italy. Founded by the composer Gian-Carlo MenottiMenotti, Gian-Carlo
, 1911–2007, Italian composer. Menotti was taught music by his mother and composed his first opera at 10. He studied at the Verdi Conservatory, Milan, and the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, where he later taught.
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 and the conductor Thomas Schippers, the festival has been held annually since 1958. It features the works of composers, singers, and musicians, as well as writers, actors, painters, and sculptors from all over the world. In 1999 Francis Menotti, the founder's adopted son, became its artistic director and in 2007 Giorgio Ferrara, an Italian film and theater director, succeeded him as the festival's director. The Spoleto Festival U.S.A., an American version of the festival also instituted by Menotti, has been held in Charleston, S.C., since 1977. Although Menotti broke with the American festival in 1993, it continues to be an active musical institution.
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10 /PRNewswire/ -- Called "one of the best arts festivals in the nation, if not the world" by The Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Spoleto Festival USA presents the traditional alongside the iconoclastic, with over 120 performances of opera, dance, theater and music.
SPOLETO FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDE, 18 Via Cesare Beccaria, I-00196 Rome.
Now celebrating its twenty-seventh year, the Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 as the American counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Santa Fe Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Roundabout Theatre Company, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Spoleto Festival USA, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Stratford Festival, and Theatre Development Fund.
Kievman has been creating and presenting multimedia and music-theater works in 36 countries around the world, including the Tanglewood Music Festival, The New York Shakespeare Festival, the National Theater Manheim, the Basel State Theater, Eugene O'Neill Opera/Music-Theater, Florida Philharmonic, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the Darmstadt Summer Music Festival.
Opera productions dominate at the Spoleto Festival USA, an event that spans 17 days each spring ir Charleston's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces.
Jorn Weisbrodt, artistic director of Luminato, Toronto's multidisciplinary festival of theatre, dance, music, film, literature, visual arts, and design, brings to the city an international reputation for collaborating on landmark projects with some of the most prestigious arts organizations around the globe, including the Spoleto Festival, the Barbican Centre in London, and the Lincoln Centre Festival.
At the invitation of founder Gian Carlo Menotti, Barto, along with his first wife, attended the Spoleto Festival in Italy,.
Opera tours featuring the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and music festival tours, including the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.
According to Paul Clarkson, "shortly after taking office" the new Arts Minister Race Mathews was approached by a group from the Melbourne Italian Arts Festival, who had in turn been approached by representatives of the Spoleto Festival in Italy with the idea of including Melbourne as a festival partner.
However, he's just as happy to pack away his waders and take in a cruise or visit a museum with his wife, Edwina, or to check out the music, dance and theater at Charleston's Spoleto Festival with his granddaughters.
After playing in venues such as The Smithsonian's "Portraits in Motion" series and the Picolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, Maxwell began to be introduced as the "Ambassador for the South.