MONINI SPONSOR since 1958
Italy's leading the international arts festival, "The
Festival of Two Worlds", which is a World Wide
attraction that involes music, dance and theatre scene.
This wonderful event takes place in Spoleto, (Italy)
the last week of June and the first two weeks of July.
ideal Artist's place".
Maestro, Giancarlo Menotti
Gian Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer,
The Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival
of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy in 1958. The festival
was meant to be a forum for American artists to showcase
their talents. Soon, Spoleto became a home for singers,
actors, dancers and visual artists to produce traditional
and experimental works.
In 1977, Menotti decided to create a U.S. version of
the festival. After examining many U.S. cities, he found
South Carolina to be best suited to host Spoleto
USA. It is large enough to handle 17 days of non-stop
events and small enough to recreate Spoleto, Italy's
The Spoleto festival has maintained the original festival's
traditions while establishing a reputation as a premier
artistic event. It is a forum for the audience to see
the world's best known artists. And it is a medium to
expose young talent to the professional world.