||Original linen backed 1974 Spoleto poster. Roman Polanski director .. Conducted by Chrstopher Keene.
For 17 days every year, there is magic here in Spoleto. We do it all for you ó music, opera, dance, theater. You have history everywhere you turn. And you eat so well!Ē
The sheer beauty of Spoleto sets it apart from other performing-arts festivals. The steep, narrow stone walkways and surrounding wooded hills and terraced vineyards encourage wandering. The Etruscans, the Romans, the Guelphs and the Ghibellines have all left their marks on the town, whose architecture includes a Roman amphitheater and a medieval fortress. Fendiís partially renovated theater sits on the Piazza del Duomo beside a 12th-century cathedral.
By day the piazza serves as an auditorium for outdoor performances; by night itís an open-air cafe lit by moonlight, perfect for post-show digestivi. (The festival poster is for 1974; the artwork was created in 1971 by Linden)