Winter Season 2020/21: Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale


Thursday 29th April 2021 - Thursday 29th April 2021

Broadcast from The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Season subscription (all 9-concerts) £96; Standard price £14; Discount price £5* - all include tax and fees

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Broadcast begins from Thursday 29 April 2021, 12pm
Available until Thursday 29 July 2021

Stravinsky - The Soldier's Tale

Sir Mark Elder

Annabel Arden, Director
Femi Elufowoju jr, Co Director
Dominic Best, Film Director
Gemma Dixon, Film Producer
George Johnson-Leigh, Designer
Richard Katz, Narrator
Martins Imhangbe, Soldier
Mark Lockyer, Devil
Faith Prendergast, Princess

A highlight of the season, Sir Mark conducts a staged performance of Stravinsky’s 1918 masterpiece. Conceived to ‘be read, played, and danced’ by three actors, a dancer and seven instrumentalists, Stravinsky here broke new ground establishing music-theatre as a genre. The small group of performers was necessitated by the 1918 Spanish flu and ultimately the work was prevented from touring by the pandemic. Its vivid music, rhythmic and lyrical by turns, incorporates jazz and popular dances, like tango and ragtime. The story explores the archetypal Faustian myth: a soldier, on his way home from the battlefields, is persuaded to sell his precious violin to an old man in exchange for a book in which he’ll find the secret of making untold wealth. Little does the soldier know that the buyer is the Devil and that he has sold his soul…

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