Music: Shangri-La for Artists

The town curls like a dozing cat on the side of a sunny Umbrian hill. Tourists rarely wander down its narrow, cobblestoned streets. But last week little (pop. 16,000) Spoleto was wide awake, jolted out of its centuries-long slumber by an explosion of song and dance.

To Composer Gian Carlo Menotti's Festival of Two Worlds had come some of the freshest talent of the U.S. and Europe: Choreographers Jerome Robbins and John Butler, Conductor Thomas Schippers, Painters Ben Shahn and Saul Steinberg, Stage Director Luchino Visconti. The biggest eye opener of the festival so...

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