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Soldier’s Tale, The

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Stravinsky's macabre masterpiece about a soul-selling soldier. Read More >

However attractive the deal might appear, selling your soul to the devil is never worth the price. This fact is born out in macabre fashion by Stravinsky’s masterpiece. Based on a Russian folktale, The Soldier’s Tale was first produced in Switzerland in 1917 and is riven-through with the nightmarish atmosphere of the First World War.

Leading British dancer Adam Cooper stars.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 15/06/2004

Closing Night: 19/06/2004

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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Cast & Creative


Adam Cooper, Matthew Hart, Zenaida Yanowsky, Will Kemp


Director - William Tuckett

Designer - Lez Brotherston

Choreographer - William Tuckett

Lighting Designer - Neil Austin

About Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD

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