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New Music World: Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat)

The Yale School of Music and Yale School of Drama collaborate in creating new production of Stravinsky’s 1918 masterpiece
March 13, 2014

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The Yale School of Music and Yale School of Drama collaborated in creating this new production of Stravinsky’s 1918 masterpiece. They re-envisioned the playfully rhyming poetry of the libretto and the colliding and combining in the movement and dance from ballet to hip hop.

Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (L’histoire du Soldat) was written in response to the events of World War I. It was premiered in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1918, conducted by Ernest Ansermet. Marking one hundred years since the outbreak of the war, the Yale Schools of Music and Drama bring a fresh perspective to the work with a lively new translation by Liz Diamond, OBIE Award winning Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre and Chair of the Directing Department at Yale School of Drama. Diamond will also stage the production.

This production also marks one of the largest collaborations between the Yale School of Music and Yale School of Drama. It brings together School of Music faculty and student musicians with the School of Drama faculty, student, and alumni designers, actors, and technicians.

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