Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto came back in full force for 2022 with 17 days of theater, opera, dance, music and more from May 27-June 12.

Throughout the festival, City Paper brought daily coverage with previews and reviews of shows and events. Arts journalism graduate students from Syracuse University joined the newspaper’s efforts to amplify coverage by attending and writing about many of the festivals’ events.

Here are City Paper‘s top 10 most popular Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto stories from the last few weeks:

The artists behind Omar are perfectly in tune
Unholy Wars seeks to reframe the Western musical canon
Storm Large embraces the messiness of life
A backwards La bohème lives happily ever after
Unholy Wars is powerful, emotionally packed
Americana’s Shakey Graves to headline at June 12 Spoleto finale
PHOTO ESSAY: Piccolo Spoleto Craft Fair
Storm Large brings her cabaret act to the Spoleto stage
Until the Flood will surprise, make you think
The Approach shows you can have complicated friendships

Check out City Paper‘s full Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto coverage here.


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