Works by Michael Nyman, John Adams, Daphne Du Maurier and More Among 2014 Spoleto Festival

By Michael Gioia
December 3, 2013

The Spoleto Festival USA has announced the titles in its 2014 season, which will include the American premiere of Michael Nyman's contemporary opera Facing Goya and Leoš Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová, directed by Garry Hynes, the Tony Award-winning artistic director of Irish theatre company Druid.



The 38th season of the performing arts festival is scheduled to run May 23–June 8, 2014, in Charleston, SC.

Ong Keng Sen will direct the American premiere of Facing Goya, which will be conducted by John Kennedy. Anne Manson will conduct Leoš Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová.

Also among the 2014 season are a new staging of John Adams' opera El Niño, directed by John La Bouchardière and conducted by Joe Miller; and the American premiere of Daphne du Maurier's gothic romance mystery My Cousin Rachel, adapted for stage by Irish writer Joseph O'Connor.

The dance series will include contemporary ensemble Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, two programs from the tap troupe Dorrance Dance, a solo work choreographed and performed by South African dancer Gregory Maqoma and the pop-culture infused Keigwin + Company.

Concerts will be offered by Grammy Award winner Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, vocalist Lucinda Williams (as part of the Wells Fargo Jazz series) and Shovels & Rope.

For more information and tickets, call (843) 579-3100 or visit SpoletoUSA.org.