Date: July 23, 2010, 7:30 pm
Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat
de Falla: Master Pedro's Puppet Show
The 2010 Castleton Festival closes with two unique musical works in a double-bill performance.
Igor Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat ("Soldier's Tale") tells the story of a Russian soldier who sells his violin to the devil in order to tell the future. Based on a famed Russian folk tale, Stravinsky's retelling showcases a chamber ensemble of musicians with naration and spoken dialogue. Resident Stage Director, William Kerley, brings this magical tale to life in a new innovative staging with English text.
Manuel de Falla's Master Pedro's Puppet Show is a whimsical work drawn from Cervantes' "Don Quixote." Performed in Spanish and featuring innovative puppetry design by New York City's "The Puppet Kitchen."
Lorin Maazel, conductor
William Kerley, stage director
Nicholas Vaughan, sets and costume designer
Rie Ono, lighting designer
LocationTheatre House, Castleton Farms
664 Castleton View Road
Castleton ,VA 22716
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