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Spoleto

(spōlĕ`tō), city (1991 pop. 37,763), Umbria, central Italy. It is a light industrial and tourist center. An Umbrian and later an Etruscan town, the city flourished after being taken (242 B.C.) by the Romans. It later became (c.A.D. 571) the seat of an important Lombard duchy that extended over much of Umbria, Marche, and the Abruzzi. The city was destroyed by Emperor Frederick I in 1155 but was rebuilt. Although Spoleto was included in Charlemagne's donation to the church (8th cent.), the dukes were named by the emperors until 1201, when Otto IV renounced the imperial rights. Soon afterward (1213), the duchy came under direct papal rule (to 1860). A local school of painting flourished in Spoleto in the 14th and 15th cent. In the city are Roman ruins: a bridge, the arch of Drusus (A.D. 21), a theater, and an amphitheater. The 4th-century basilica of San Salvatore (renovated several times) is a remarkable example of early Christian architecture. The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta (begun by Frederick I) has frescoes by Filippo Lippi (who is buried in the cathedral) and Pinturicchio. "La Rocca," originally a castle (14th cent.), is now a penitentiary. The Spoleto FestivalSpoleto Festival,
also called Festival of the Two Worlds, annual summer arts festival held in Spoleto, Italy. Founded by the composer Gian-Carlo Menotti and the conductor Thomas Schippers, the festival has been held annually since 1958.
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, a major annual festival of the arts, is held here.
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The Spoleto Festival, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston, S.C., 30 May 1993.
Umbria is already the place where a number of contemporary events take place: Umbria Jazz, Festival dei Due Mondi, in Spoleto and Festival di Todi.
assignment, Under concession, Of the integrated management of additional and instrumental services to be performed in the civic museums of the municipality of spoleto, In the rocca albornoz - national museum of the duchy of spoleto, Tempietto del clitunno as better described in the performance specifications
The ensembles 20172018 season includes a concert tour of the Midwest performances and broadcasts at its home in Princeton, its annual residency at the Spoleto Festival USA, and the release of a new recording.
Top places to visit in this central Italian region include Spoleto, Spello and Todi.
She has caught the ear--and, I dare say, the eye--of Los Angeles Opera Music Director James Conlon, who engaged her to sing Susanna this June in Mozarts Le nozze di Figaro at Festival de Dui Monde in Spoleto, Italy.
The dancer has since been invited to be a contestant at the International Dance Competition "Citta di Spoleto" held in Italy, the general director of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet, Selman Ada, said as he hosted the ballet dancers at his office in Ankara this week.
6 December 2013 - An Italian consortium including investors from the Umbria region and two local banking foundations has submitted a binding bid of EUR130m (USD178m) to save lender Banca Popolare di Spoleto SpA (BIT:SPO), currently under administration, an insider told Reuters.
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More and more dancers are stepping into leadership positions at companies around the world, and Italy's Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds is right on trend.
Charleston, S.C., has its Spoleto Festival; now Chattanooga, the fourth-largest city in Tennessee, has the HATCH Festival, an acronym that stands for "History Arts 'lechnology Culture Happenings." Running April 12-22, HATCH will encompass a variety of visual art, performance art, technology, music and history events.
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