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Travel to Spoleto in Charleston!
May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Jun 7, 2019 @ 11:30 pmTBA
Piedmont Opera goes to the Spoleto Festival USA
They don’t take a breath over at the Spoleto office, do they? The day after a successful Spoleto Finale 2019, Spoleto announced the world premiere of an opera slated for next year’s festival.
The untitled production, composed by Rhiannon Giddens, is based on the 1831 autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African Muslim who was forced into slavery and arrived at Charleston’s Gadsden’s Wharf in 1807.
This opera will premiere in the newly renovated Sottile Theatre next year. The production is co-commissioned and co-produced by Spoleto and Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill.
When: Sometime between May 22nd and June 7th. The Festival won’t release exact information until December. This will be a chartered coach trip that includes full-cooked breakfast, hotel, transportation and a variety of opportunities to see great performances.
Call Mariedith at Piedmont Opera at 336.725.7101 to add your name to the information list. We will announce pricing and exact dates in December.