Pierrot Lunaire/The Soldier's Tale archivePierrot Lunaire is a setting of 21 surrealist poems for a soloist communicating halfway between song and speech, is an enthralling journey into the subconscious. Soldier's Tale is an entertainment 'to be read, played and danced', combines a narrator, actor-dancers and a brilliantly colourful instrumental septet to tell a spellbinding Russian story with a profound moral. The Soldier's Tale proved an inspiration to the music-theatre movement in its informality - the music sets the story of the Soldier and the Devil in its own very distinctive sound world. Stravinsky incorporated music from the opera house and concert-hall and drew on various folk, church, dancehall and jazz sources. The violin represents the soul the Soldier, having won his violin back from the Devil, plays it to arouse the sick Princess and restore her to health. The Devil's Dance, in which the Soldier fiddles his rival to exhaustion, is his last musical word, however. The Soldier's Tale is staged reading


Jane Manning (soprano), Kathy Hinde (video artist), David John (Soldier), Michael Rolnick (Devil)


Music(s): Schoenberg (Pierrot Lunaire), Stravinsky (The Soldier's Tale)
Director: Elaine Tyler-Hall
Design: Becky Brown
Lighting: Simon Opie
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Pierrot Lunaire/The Soldier's Tale

Pierrot Lunaire/The Soldier's Tale (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T1399562876. Details of all Pierrot Lunaire/The Soldier's Tale archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01687782329

Archive Listings

9 Mar 06Nuffield Theatre (Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts)

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