Spoleto Festival USA’s reputation for blending renowned artists with emerging performers is showcased by the roster of guest singers and soloists engaged for operas and classical music concerts to be performed May 22 through June 7 in Charleston, South Carolina. Casts for the Festival’s two opera productions—the world premiere of Paradise Interrupted and the American premiere of Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona—include notable Festival debuts by emerging artists alongside internationally acclaimed specialists. Concerts by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and Westminster Choir also bring a stellar array of guest soloists to Charleston to work with the young artists who make up the ensembles. The casts are currently in rehearsals in Charleston, South Carolina with the creative teams for these productions.
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s 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 in its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.