Spoleto Festival USA - Charleston
18 October 2017

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Quartett

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 1

A tumultuous nihilistic confrontation
30 May 17 / The Post and Courier
Farnace

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 2

'Farnace' sets off vocal fireworks at Dock Street Theatre
29 May 17 / The Post and Courier
Spoleto’s premiere of 'Farnace' brings a cinematic scale to the theater
29 May 17 / Charleston City Paper
Eugene Onegin

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 2

Incredible voices wow in 'Eugene Onegin'
29 May 17 / Charleston City Paper
'Eugene Onegin' sparkles with great singing
29 May 17 / The Post and Courier
Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 4

Spoleto, at the age of 40, is still cutting edge after all these years
10 Jun 16 / Arts Atlanta
Spoleto Festival premieres follow somber reflection
1 Jun 16 / New York Times
Lachenmann’s work indeed challenges
1 Jun 16 / DC Theatre Scene
The opera that almost made me stand up and shout
31 May 16 / Charleston City Paper
La Double Coquette

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 4

Spoleto, at the age of 40, is still cutting edge after all these years
10 Jun 16 / Arts Atlanta
Spoleto Festival premieres follow somber reflection
1 Jun 16 / New York Times
La Double Coquette is a charming revision of a classic comedic opera
30 May 16 / Charleston City Paper
Updated ‘La Double Coquette’ seduces with playful take on baroque opera and gender
30 May 16 / The Post and Courier
Porgy and Bess

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 5

Spoleto, at the age of 40, is still cutting edge after all these years
10 Jun 16 / Arts Atlanta
Spoleto makes a gorgeous Porgy and Bess for Charleston
2 Jun 16 / DC Theatre Scene
'Porgy and Bess,' a Spoleto Fstival USA homecoming
30 May 16 / New York Times
Spoleto's Porgy and Bess is powerful reinvention of the classic opera
29 May 16 / Charleston City Paper
Spoleto Festival’s ‘Porgy and Bess’ reimagines Catfish Row
28 May 16 / The Post and Courier
Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 2

Cavalli opera charms at Spoleto Festival
31 May 15 / Greenville Online
Long-neglected ‘Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona’ inspired choice for Spoleto Festival 2015
26 May 15 / The Post and Courier
‘Veremonda’ and the musicologists
imagine the excitement of musicologists Wendy Heller and Ellen Rosand when they learned that the opera they have been studying for 20 years would be performed.
Paradise Interrupted

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 1

‘Paradise Interrupted’ a visual and aural display
24 May 15 / The Post and Courier
Facing Goya

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 7

Profiling Goya at Spoleto Festival USA
6 Jun 14 / Bachtrack
An intimate Adams amid bleak offerings
4 Jun 14 / Wall Street Journal
To clone or not to clone...that is the question
28 May 14 / Charleston City Paper
Spoleto's two operas dovetail successfully
28 May 14 / The State
'Facing Goya' an adventurous if not entirely successful new production
28 May 14 / The Post and Courier
Minimalist (or proto-Minimalist) operas have dominated this year’s Spoleto Festival USA
28 May 14 / New York Times
‘Kat’a,’ ‘Goya’ succeed as Spoleto’s operas
28 May 14 / Charlotte Observer
Kat'a Kabanova

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 9

A cornered Káťa Kabanová in Charleston
6 Jun 14 / Bachtrack
An intimate Adams amid bleak offerings
4 Jun 14 / Wall Street Journal
Betsy Horne shines as Kat'a Kabanova
29 May 14 / Broadway World
Operas by Adams and Janáček are among the highlights of this wide-ranging festival
29 May 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Minimalist (or proto-Minimalist) operas have dominated this year’s Spoleto Festival USA
28 May 14 / New York Times
‘Kat’a,’ ‘Goya’ succeed as Spoleto’s operas
28 May 14 / Charlotte Observer
Spoleto's two operas dovetail successfully
28 May 14 / The State
Kat’a Kabanova soars musically
26 May 14 / Charleston City Paper
'Kat'a Kabanova' definitive Janacek expertly presented by Spoleto production
26 May 14 / The Post and Courier
El Niño

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 5

An intimate Adams amid bleak offerings
4 Jun 14 / Wall Street Journal
A deeply human Messiah comes to Spoleto Festival USA
3 Jun 14 / Bachtrack
Operas by Adams and Janáček are among the highlights of this wide-ranging festival
29 May 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
A strong start for Spoleto 2014
28 May 14 / Charleston City Paper
'El Nino' bends genre in luminous production
28 May 14 / The Post and Courier
Le villi

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 4

Spoleto operas: short, visually stimulating, vibrantly sung
29 May 13 / Charlotte Observer
A pair of interesting if flawed operas from Italy’s post-Verdi tradition
29 May 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Sadness and madness in Mese Mariano and Le Villi
27 May 13 / Charleston City Paper
Opera offers satisfying night of great singing
26 May 13 / The Post and Courier
Mese Mariano

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 4

Spoleto operas: short, visually stimulating, vibrantly sung
29 May 13 / Charlotte Observer
A pair of interesting if flawed operas from Italy’s post-Verdi tradition
29 May 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Sadness and madness in Mese Mariano and Le Villi
27 May 13 / Charleston City Paper
Opera offers satisfying night of great singing
26 May 13 / The Post and Courier
Matsukaze

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 4

A powerful, poignant US premiere for Hosokawa’s ‘Matsukaze’
29 May 13 / Financial Times (via Google)
Spoleto operas: short, visually stimulating, vibrantly sung
29 May 13 / Charlotte Observer
Opera ‘Matsukaze’ shines
26 May 13 / The Post and Courier
Matsukaze is a wonderfully creepy triumph
26 May 13 / Charleston City Paper
Kepler

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 3

Entering the universe of a man of science and faith
2 Jun 12 / New York Times
Spoleto operas offer trips through time, space
30 May 12 / Charlotte Observer
Philip Glass opera Kepler presents an analytic mind in anguish
28 May 12 / Charleston City Paper
Feng Yi Ting

Spoleto Festival USA


No. of reviews: 1

Spoleto operas offer trips through time, space
30 May 12 / Charlotte Observer
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News & Articles

Spoleto lineup includes Tchaikovsky opera
First Spoleto Festival USA production of Tchaikovsky’s opulent opera, “Eugene Onegin,” directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, featuring soprano Natalia Pavlova and baritone Franco Pomponi.
9 Jan 2017 / The State
Spoleto: At 40, historic and hip
Spoleto Festival USA, which ends its fourth decade this spring in Charleston, has never stopped being hip.
8 Jan 2016 / Charlotte Observer
‘Veremonda’ and the musicologists
imagine the excitement of musicologists Wendy Heller and Ellen Rosand when they learned that the opera they have been studying for 20 years would be performed.
6 Jun 2015 / The Post and Courier
Spoleto Festival announces 2015 lineup
Spoleto Festival USA once again will celebrate opera with innovative, risk-taking productions as part of its 2015 lineup.
4 Jan 2015 / The Post and Courier
Spoleto Festival will include John Adams opera
The festival will include a new production of John Adams’ opera “El Niño.” Janacek’s “Kat’a Kabanova,” will be staged, directed by Garry Hynes.
30 Nov 2013 / New York Times