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Spoleto Festival USA, 14 George Street, Charleston, SC
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30pm

“The Spoleto Salons—hosted at The Murray Center, 14 George Street—aim to illuminate elements of the 2019 Festival, offering fascinating behind-the-scenes perspectives from various creative personnel. Salons are free and open to the public; reservations required. Use the buttons below to reserve your seat or call (843) 579-3100.

Tuesday, May 14, at 5:30pm
Moderated by Edward Hart


You may not know her name yet, but soprano Melanie Henley Heyn is a star in the making—and singing the title role in this season’s all-new production of Salome, Strauss’s notorious opera. Born in a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Melanie studied at Manhattan School of Music, University of Southern California, and the Konservatorium Wien (now the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna) in Austria. And though she has sung professionally in countless orchestral and vocal concerts around the globe, performing as Salome at Spoleto Festival USA will be her full-length opera debut. Please join us for a discussion with Melanie as we discover what it takes to become a leading soprano.”

Event Type: Lecture/Discussion