1988 Festival


Artistic Director
Gian Carlo Menotti


Aboriginal/Islander Dance Theatre (AIDT) (Australia)

Cloud Gate Contemporary Dance Theatre (Taiwan)

Dennis Wayne's Dancers (USA)


Mikio Naruse: A Retrospective


ABC Radio (Australia)
Spoleto in Tempo (broadcast)

Atrium Musicae de Madrid (Spain)

Chamber Music Lunchtime Series (Multinational)

James Buswell: A Recital (USA)
With accompanist Len Vorster

Japan Shakuhachi Orchestra (Japan)

Jazz Marathon

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Kamirski, featuring soloist Stefan Milenkovic (Australia/Poland/Yugoslavia)

Pipeline, Rantos Collegium (Australia)
Music of the Night

Salomon String Quartet (UK)

State Orchestra of Victoria (Multinational)
Triple Concert Series

The Australian Singing Competition (Australia)
The 1988 Mathy and Opera Awards

Vermeer Quartet (USA)


Victoria State Opera, Rantos Collegium (Australia/Italy)
Ariadne Auf Naxos
by Richard Strauss


Australian Nouveau Theatre (Anthill) (Australia)
by Mikhail Bulgakov

Comédie Française (France)
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme 
by Molière

English Shakespeare Company (UK) 
The Wars of the Roses: Seven Plays by William Shakespeare

Grips Theatre (West Germany)
Line One

Melbourne Theatre Company (Australia)
Readings and Writings

Visual Arts

Aboriginal Bark Paintings (Australia)

America on Stage (USA)

Felice Varini, Kate Blacker, Raoul Marek, Ernest T, Christos Tzivelos, Jacqueline Dauriac (Multinational)
European Installation Art
Curated by Catherine Arthus

Meat Market Craft Weekend (Australia)

Mobile Art (Multinational)

Special Events

Friday Forums: The Artist Meets His Audience (Multinational)

National Gallery of Victoria Education Service (Australia)
Fun for Schools

Piccolo Spoleto (Multinational)

Spoleto Fringe Festival (Multinational)

Spoleto Melbourne Writers' Festival (Multinational)