The evening begins at 7pm with a talk with Pulitzer Prize and GRAMMY Award-winning Librettist/Lyricist, Mark Campbell, Music Director, Michael Barrett, and several of the performing artists.
Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale bookends this year’s Festival, examining how war can affect us individually and as a society. Now 100 years old, the narrative receives a fresh treatment from Pulitzer and GRAMMY™ winning librettist Mark Campbell, who puts a contemporary spin on this Faustian story. What happens when you sell your fiddle in exchange for wealth? What if the buyer happens to be the embodiment of evil: Satan? Much of the story will be told through dance by award winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse who also directs. The original band of seven instruments performs all of Stravinsky’s music.