Originally conceived by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky in 1918 as Histoire du Soldat, the work was adapted by internationally acclaimed master puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio to feature Sicilian puppets enacting a version of the Faust legend. The inner life of the puppet soldier who makes a deal with the devil takes shape in a dream-like dimension, probing the emotional and social mechanisms that drive human beings to surrender to the lure of ambition.
Filippo Ciabatti, Director of Orchestral and Choral Programs at the Hop, conducts the septet of musicians called for in Stravinsky’s spare and striking score that draws on Russian, Yiddish and Lutheran traditions.
The show will be in Italian with English supertitles.
This event has a very limited capacity, however, tickets may become available in the next few weeks. Feel free to sign up for the waitlist, and we will notify you of any availability.
Waitlists: 4/18 at 8 pm | 4/19 at 5 pm | 4/19 at 8 pm
Don’t miss a pre-show talk on Tuesday, April 18 at 6:30 pm in Baker library’s East Reading Room with Resident Scholar Michael Wyatt, Conductor Filippo Ciabatti and Master Puppeteer Mimmo Cuticchio.
Co-sponsored by the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Department of French and Italian and the Program in Comparative Literature