Spoleto Festival USA


Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival USA, one of America's major performing arts festivals, is full of 17-days worth of events showcasing both established and emerging artists in more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz. 

It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (The Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy. 

When Italian organizers planned an American festival, they searched for a city that would offer the charm of Spoleto, Italy, and its wealth of theaters, churches, and other performance spaces, and so Charleston it was. 



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Spoleto Festival USA Box Office
Charleston Gaillard Center
95 Calhoun St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 579-3100
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Spoleto Festival USA Dates and Venues


Dates: May 27 - June 12, 2022
Festival Venues: 

  • Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed
  • College of Charleston Cistern Yard
  • College of Charleston Rivers Green
  • Dock Street Theatre

Spoleto Festival Performance Schedule



Thursday, May 26


8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

9:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.


Friday, May 27


1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

7:00PM
OPERA

Omar • Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.

8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

9:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.


Saturday, May 28


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

2:00PM
TALKS

Conversations With • Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner hosts riveting, intimate conversations with the artists and companies of Spoleto Festival USA, illuminating the creative process and delving into the stories that form the 2022 productions.

3:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

5:00PM
TALKS

Jazz Talks • Spoleto Festival USA’s Wells Fargo Jazz advisor and Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld speaks with artists from the 2022 Wells Fargo Jazz Series.

6:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.

7:00PM
DANCE

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group • Unfolding obscure histories of Black Shaker communities, the celebrated choreographer draws from extensive research and his signature “post-African/neo-HooDoo modern dance” lens to bring new perspective to the spectrum of American Christian religion.

7:30PM
OPERA

La bohème • What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.

9:00PM
FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi • Illuminating the universality of music and the commonality of human experience, these two 2022 Grammy-nominated artists play selections from their latest albums and trace the overlooked influence of African and Arabic sounds on European and American music.

9:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.


Sunday, May 29


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

2:00PM
DANCE

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group • Unfolding obscure histories of Black Shaker communities, the celebrated choreographer draws from extensive research and his signature “post-African/neo-HooDoo modern dance” lens to bring new perspective to the spectrum of American Christian religion.

5:00PM
MUSIC

Music in Time • In a program at once meditative and exhilarating, works by current composers invite us to consider and reframe our sonic and social sensibilities.

7:30PM
OPERA

Unholy Wars • Selections from the European opera canon--from the likes of Monteverdi to Handel—are reframed by tenor Karim Sulayman to reveal a new story of belonging and resilience.

8:00PM
DANCE

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group • Unfolding obscure histories of Black Shaker communities, the celebrated choreographer draws from extensive research and his signature “post-African/neo-HooDoo modern dance” lens to bring new perspective to the spectrum of American Christian religion.

9:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.

9:00PM
JAZZ

Youssou NDOUR: Mbalax Unplugged • Youssou NDOUR is, simply, one of the world’s greatest singers. This acoustic one-night-only performance comprises traditional melodies, mbalax rhythms, and never-before-heard compositions that speak to his range and innovation.


Monday, May 30


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

3:30PM
TALKS

Conversations With • Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner hosts riveting, intimate conversations with the artists and companies of Spoleto Festival USA, illuminating the creative process and delving into the stories that form the 2022 productions.

5:00PM
OPERA

Omar • Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.

8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

9:00PM
JAZZ

Nduduzo Makhathini • A deep spirituality is inseparable from the improvisational performance of pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, whose cross-continental, multilayered melodic groove is informed by a childhood where music and ritual are symbolically linked.


Tuesday, May 31


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

7:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

7:30PM
OPERA

La bohème • What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.

9:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.


Wednesday, June 1


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

6:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.

7:30PM
OPERA

Unholy Wars • Selections from the European opera canon--from the likes of Monteverdi to Handel—are reframed by tenor Karim Sulayman to reveal a new story of belonging and resilience.

8:00PM
DANCE

Ballet Encore • Top New York City Ballet dancers illuminate dynamic choreography by George Balanchine, Lar Lubovitch, and Guillame Cotê in a romantic, expanded program.

8:00PM
MUSIC

Lift Every Voice • Principal artists and choristers of Omar join in song for a remarkable evening highlighting music of the Black experience.

9:00PM
THEATER

Storm Large • Chanteuse and musical sensation Storm Large mixes the Great American Songbook with pop hits, jazz standards, and punk rock for performances that are one part saucy, one part spicy, and nonstop sizzle.

9:00PM
FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

Allison Russell • This Grammy-nominated artist’s cathartic and soulful voice takes centerstage in this Cistern Yard concert–a display of her extraordinary gift of songcraft that roars with dignity and hope in the face of overwhelming darkness.


Thursday, June 2


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

5:00PM
TALKS

Jazz Talks • Spoleto Festival USA’s Wells Fargo Jazz advisor and Wall Street Journal jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld speaks with artists from the 2022 Wells Fargo Jazz Series.

7:00PM
JAZZ

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan • Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

8:00PM
OPERA

Omar • Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.

8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

9:00PM
FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

The War and Treaty • The husband-and-wife duo return to Spoleto for a concert trumpeting their signature bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll in an exhilarating exchange of energy with the audience.


Friday, June 3


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

5:00PM
MUSIC

Spoleto Festival USA Chorus Concert • The country’s most gifted choristers unite in the glorious, transformational power of song in Spoleto Festival USA Chorus’s inaugural solo debut featuring voices of Romanticism: Britten, Brahms, and Bruckner.

5:00PM
JAZZ

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan • Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

7:30PM
MUSIC

Rhapsodic Overture • Two premieres bookend an orchestral triple bill unbound by time and place in a virtuosic showcase of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, conducted by John Kennedy.

7:30PM
DANCE

Ballet Encore • Top New York City Ballet dancers illuminate dynamic choreography by George Balanchine, Lar Lubovitch, and Guillame Cotê in a romantic, expanded program.

8:00PM
OPERA

Unholy Wars • Selections from the European opera canon--from the likes of Monteverdi to Handel—are reframed by tenor Karim Sulayman to reveal a new story of belonging and resilience.

8:00PM
THEATER

Until the Flood • A one-woman tour de force from Dael Orlandersmith links eight distinct characters, all reacting to traumatic events that ignite a national movement.

9:00PM
JAZZ

Ravi Coltrane: Universal Consciousness • The Melodic Meditations of Alice Coltrane: Gifted saxophonist Ravi Coltrane pays tribute to the musical legacy of his mother—an incomparable keyboardist, harpist, and singer—for one celebratory evening embracing and commemorating her lasting influence.


Saturday, June 4


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

2:00PM
DANCE

Ballet Encore • Top New York City Ballet dancers illuminate dynamic choreography by George Balanchine, Lar Lubovitch, and Guillame Cotê in a romantic, expanded program.

2:00PM
THEATER

Until the Flood • A one-woman tour de force from Dael Orlandersmith links eight distinct characters, all reacting to traumatic events that ignite a national movement.

3:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

5:00PM
JAZZ

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan • Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

7:30PM
OPERA

La bohème • What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.

7:30PM
DANCE

Ballet Encore • Top New York City Ballet dancers illuminate dynamic choreography by George Balanchine, Lar Lubovitch, and Guillame Cotê in a romantic, expanded program.

8:00PM
THEATER

Until the Flood • A one-woman tour de force from Dael Orlandersmith links eight distinct characters, all reacting to traumatic events that ignite a national movement.

9:00PM
JAZZ

Tyshawn Sorey / Aaron Diehl / Matt Brewer • The virtuosic Tyshawn Sorey, one of the 21st century’s leading musical minds, blends composition and improvisation in a collective jazz trio with pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist Matt Brewer.


Sunday, June 5


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

2:00PM
THEATER

Until the Flood • A one-woman tour de force from Dael Orlandersmith links eight distinct characters, all reacting to traumatic events that ignite a national movement.

5:00PM
OPERA

Omar • Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.

5:00PM
JAZZ

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan • Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

5:00PM
TALKS

Conversations With • Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner hosts riveting, intimate conversations with the artists and companies of Spoleto Festival USA, illuminating the creative process and delving into the stories that form the 2022 productions.

7:00PM
JAZZ

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan • Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?


Monday, June 6


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

5:00PM
JAZZ

Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan • Defying categorization, the compositions of pianist Fabian Almazan match ideally with the dynamic superstar bassist and composer Linda May Han Oh. This intimate and experimental duo explore sonic possibilities as their musical sensibilities align.

7:00PM
THEATER

Until the Flood • A one-woman tour de force from Dael Orlandersmith links eight distinct characters, all reacting to traumatic events that ignite a national movement.

7:00PM
MUSIC

Tyshawn Sorey, For Orchestra • Tyshawn Sorery’s compositions transcend tidy musical boxes. Following a jazz trio appearance, his daring work in the classical sphere is showcased by members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

8:00PM
OPERA

Unholy Wars • Selections from the European opera canon--from the likes of Monteverdi to Handel—are reframed by tenor Karim Sulayman to reveal a new story of belonging and resilience.


Tuesday, June 7


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

3:00PM
TALKS

Conversations With • Emmy Award-winning CBS News correspondent Martha Teichner hosts riveting, intimate conversations with the artists and companies of Spoleto Festival USA, illuminating the creative process and delving into the stories that form the 2022 productions.

5:00PM
MUSIC

The Street • In the serene sanctuary of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Harpist Parker Ramsay, joined by eight voices of the Spoleto Festival USA Chorus, enlivens new work from composer Nico Muhly offering 14 Meditations on the Stations of the Cross.

7:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

7:30PM
OPERA

La bohème • What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.


Wednesday, June 8


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

7:00PM
PHYSICAL THEATER

Machine de Cirque • Breathtaking stunts and live music illuminate this showcase of dizzying feats that are at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

7:30PM
OPERA

Omar • Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.

7:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?


Thursday, June 9


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

6:00PM
PHYSICAL THEATER

Machine de Cirque • Breathtaking stunts and live music illuminate this showcase of dizzying feats that are at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

7:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

8:00PM
MUSIC

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony • Delight in Beethoven’s epic, uplifting final symphony as the Spoleto Festival USA’s Orchestra and Chorus join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus for this offering of effervescent joy.

9:00PM
FIRST CITIZENS BANK FRONT ROW

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway • Her fingers are just that fast. Among the most brilliant guitarists of this generation, Molly Tuttle brings accolades of brash, beautiful musicianship to an unforgettable Cistern Yard concert experience that is truly original.


Friday, June 10


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

5:00PM
PHYSICAL THEATER

Machine de Cirque • Breathtaking stunts and live music illuminate this showcase of dizzying feats that are at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

7:30PM
JAZZ

Cécile McLorin Salvant • Genre-obliterating virtuoso vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant makes her third Festival appearance on the heels of two Grammy wins and a MacArthur Fellowship.

7:30PM
DANCE

Malpaso Dance Company • Cuba’s brightest contemporary dancers showcase the breadth of their excellence in three disparate yet vibrant selections spanning exuberance, loss, and apocalyptic fears.

8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?


Saturday, June 11


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

2:00PM
DANCE

Malpaso Dance Company • Cuba’s brightest contemporary dancers showcase the breadth of their excellence in three disparate yet vibrant selections spanning exuberance, loss, and apocalyptic fears.

3:00PM
PHYSICAL THEATER

Machine de Cirque • Breathtaking stunts and live music illuminate this showcase of dizzying feats that are at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

5:00PM
MUSIC

Spoleto Festival USA Chorus Concert • The country’s most gifted choristers unite in the glorious, transformational power of song in Spoleto Festival USA Chorus’s inaugural solo debut featuring voices of Romanticism: Britten, Brahms, and Bruckner.

7:00PM
OPERA

La bohème • What if life didn’t end in death, but in a return to love? This reimagined classic rewinds a tragic tale and takes us from devastation to hope, from loneliness and despair to the greatest joy of life.

7:00PM
PHYSICAL THEATER

Machine de Cirque • Breathtaking stunts and live music illuminate this showcase of dizzying feats that are at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

7:30PM
DANCE

Malpaso Dance Company • Cuba’s brightest contemporary dancers showcase the breadth of their excellence in three disparate yet vibrant selections spanning exuberance, loss, and apocalyptic fears.

8:00PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?


Sunday, June 12


11:00AM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

1:00PM
MUSIC

Bank of America Chamber Music • Ebullient musicianship and artistic camaraderie blend in an extraordinary presentation of fresh compositions and canonic gems onstage at the Dock Street Theatre. Hear beloved returning players and fresh faces mix old and new in the Festival’s signature series.

2:00PM
PHYSICAL THEATER

Machine de Cirque • Breathtaking stunts and live music illuminate this showcase of dizzying feats that are at once playful, poetic, and perilous.

3:30PM
OPERA

Omar • Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels’s world premiere opera recounts the life and autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, an African scholar enslaved in the Carolinas who refused to be defined or erased by his captors.

3:30PM
THEATER

The Approach • Three conversations draw us into the inner lives of Anna, Cora, and Denise. What will they reveal to each other? And what does each of them have to hide?

5:00PM
MUSIC

Wells Fargo Festival Finale featuring Shakey Graves • Perplexingly memorable, narrative-wrapped songs from Texas theater-kid-turned-Americana rocker Shakey Graves headline this celebration of the Festival’s 46th season. And yes, the fireworks are back, baby.


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