American Stage is going to the Spoleto Festival in Charleston!
Spoleto U.S.A was founded by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti and is the world-renowned, American counterpart of the famed Italian festival, Festival de DuMondi in Spoleto, Italy.
Dates: June 5th – 10th
We have been looking into this trip for several years, and it seems like Spoleto’s 4oth anniversary is a good time to go. World-class music, opera, dance, theater – this festival has it all! Additionally, Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast regularly list Charleston as the number one destination in the United States.
We will spend five nights at the 4-star Belmond Charleston Place Hotel, known for its southern hospitality and luxurious ambience. The hotel is centrally located on King Street and sits above the most elegant and refined shopping district in Charleston. It is also adjacent to the Old City Market.
The big opera this year is PORGY AND BESS, written in Charleston by George and Ira Gershwin, Dubose Heyward, a Charleston native and author of Porgy, from which the opera was born; and his wife, Dorothy.
Other offerings will be announced in January and will likely include a dance company, an orchestra, and at least one play. We are currently working with other arts organizations in the area to get the inside scoop on the “do not miss” events this season.
Additionally, the trip will include one of Charleston’s famous plantation visits as well as a city bus tour.
And let’s not forget the food! The trip also includes two group dinners and one group lunch at Charleston’s finest restaurants.
We offer all this for $3345 which includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- Five nights at the four-star Belmond Charleston Place Hotel
- Breakfast daily at the hotel
- All coach services
- Round-trip baggage transfer
- Two group dinners and one group lunch
- Five Spoleto performances including Porgy and Bess
- A guided city tour
- A plantation visit