A Faustian pact with the Devil, a book that can foretell the future – and behind it all, a charmed violin with uncanny powers over all who hear it.
Nicola Benedetti’s final performance as the International Festival’s 2021 resident artist presents Stravinsky’s darkly witty The Soldier’s Tale. Conceived during the Spanish flu pandemic that immediately followed the First World War, it’s a unique mix of theatre, dance and music, originally created on an intimate scale for a travelling outdoor theatre – and never more relevant than in our own times of social distancing, open-air venues and heightened safety.
The brilliant Scottish violinist is joined by a specially selected ensemble of musicians to bring Stravinsky’s sly musical storytelling to life.
Experience the magic of outdoor evening performances in the scenic grounds of Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 10 Arboretum Rd, Edinburgh EH3 5PL.
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