Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2024 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Spoleto Festival USA has announced its 2024 season.

The company will present the world premiere of Spoleto’s full-length original chamber opera, “Ruinous Gods.” Composed by Layale Chaker with a libretto by Lisa Schlesinger, the new work will examine the traumatic impact of displacement on refugees. The performances will take place at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre.

Performance Dates: May 24-June 1, 2024

The Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and Chorus unite for Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.”

Performance Dates: June 3, 2024

The Spoleto Festival USA Chorus celebrates its third season with a highly anticipated performance at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Composed of gifted vocal fellows from across the nation, the 2024 ensemble presents a diverse program of sacred and secular works spanning classical and contemporary featuring music by Spoleto Chamber series composer-in-residence Reena Esmail, Russian masterworks, and Ugis Praulins’ epic Laudibus in Sanctis.

Performance Dates: June 6 & 7, 2024