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The Soldier's Tale

24 Feb - 13 Mar 2021

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

Dates and times

Kāpiti, 24 February

Te Raukura ki Kāpiti

Wednesday 24th February 7:30pm

Carterton, 25 February

Carterton Events Centre

Thursday 25th February 7:30pm

Upper Hutt, 26 February

Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre

Friday 26th February 7:30pm

Wanaka, 04 March

Lake Wanaka Centre

Thursday 4th March 7:30pm

Dunedin, 05 March

Regent Theatre

Friday 5th March 7:30pm

Oamaru, 06 March

Oamaru Opera House

Saturday 6th March 7:30pm

Ashburton, 07 March

Ashburton Trust Event Centre

Sunday 7th March 2:00pm

Christchurch, 11 March

James Hay Theatre

Thursday 11th March 7:30pm

Nelson, 13 March

Theatre Royal Nelson

Saturday 13th March 7:30pm

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