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The Soldier's Tale

24 Feb - 13 Mar 2021

See latest update: The Soldier’s Tale concerts cancelled due to illness. 

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand Herald, with Conductor Hamish McKeich and Director Sara Brodie present Stravinsky’s well-loved The Soldier’s Tale, in association with the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

You’ll see our dancers performing live with players of the NZSO, with choreography by our very own Choreographer in Residence Shaun James Kelly, and costumes and lighting from our talented inhouse teams.

Written “to be read, played and danced”, The Soldier’s Tale tells the story of the titular Soldier who makes a deal with the Devil. This pocket-sized theatre piece gave Stravinsky the chance to include all of his favourite musical influences. You’ll hear tango, waltz, ragtime, klezmer, church chorales, and the paso doble all brought together in Stravinsky’s intoxicating score.

Together our dancers, an ensemble from the NZSO and actors present this classic tale of magic, desire and being careful what you wish for.


Adult : $30   Child : $15

Presented by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in association with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. The Soldier’s Tale is not part of the RNZB’s 2021 subscription season

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