Spoleto Festival USA Unveils 2015 Poster by Italian Artist Ugo Nespolo; Kicks Off 5/22

Mar 22, 2015 1963

A bright and bold poster designed by Italian artist Ugo Nespolo was unveiled by General Director Nigel Redden as the official 2015 Spoleto Festival USA poster today. Nespolo is the set and costume designer for Spoleto Festival USA's production of Francesco Cavalli's opera Veremonda l'amazzone di Aragona, which will have its American premiere-and first performances in over 350 years-at this year's Festival, running May 22 through June 7 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Nespolo, who is based in Turin, Italy, says he wanted the poster to capture the spirit of the Festival: "A poster is, after all, a symbol, an impressive icon. It must contain a thought to reach many people. Here, then, for Spoleto Festival USA, I thought of a vital fountain that is rich and generous-just as rich and generous as this Festival is, spreading beauty and energy: a genuine source to satisfy one's thirst."

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Source: http://www.broadwayworld.com/

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