Spoleto Festival Commissions the World Premiere of ‘Ruinous Gods’ for the 2024 Season

The Spoleto Festival has announced its commission of Layale Chaker and Lisa Schlesinger’s new opera “Ruinous Gods” which will make its world premiere at the 2024 festival. The new full-length chamber opera explores forced migration and “how mass displacement triggers profound psychological trauma amongst its youngest sufferers.” Included are real testimonies from survivors and families of those afflicted by uppgivenhetssyndrom {…}

2018 Spoleto Festival To Feature US Premieres Of ‘Pia de’ Tolomei’ & ‘Tree Of Codes’

The Spoleto Festival has announced its 2018 festival, which will include three operas including two U.S. premieres. Donizetti’s “Pia de’ Tolomei” will make its premiere on May 27, 2018, in a collaboration with Teatro di Pisa, Teatro del Giglio di Lucca, and Teatro Goldoni di Livorno with Andrea Cigni directing the opera. Lidiya Yankovskaya, music director of the Chicago Opera Theater {…}