l'Histoire du soldat

July 19, 2018

Toronto Summer Music Festival

directed by:
Alaina Viau

featuring:
TSO Chamber soloists
Jennifer Nichols, dancer
Suzanne Roberts Smith, actor
Derek Boyes, narrator

Two works composed during the primary wars of the twentieth century make up this intriguing program. Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (1918) retells the Faust legend, in which the hero sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for the promise of wisdom and good fortune. Stravinsky called for a chamber ensemble and a narrator.

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