Three short operas from Igor Stravinsky's
time in the city of lights:
Le Renard (The Fox) - in English, based on Chaucer
Mavra - in Russian, based on Pushkin
Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) - in French, based on Hans Christian Andersen
All three operas will have English supertitles
A trio of short and pithy gems which showcase Stravinsky at his witty and satirical best. Le Renard represents Stravinsky’s take on the fable of the vain Cock who almost succumbs to the wily Vixen Fox before being rescued by the Goat and the Cat. Mavra is one of those ‘lover disguised as cook’ (or whatever!) parodies which perfectly suits Stravinsky’s comic touch. Le Rossignol transforms Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairytale into a musical fantasy which brilliantly combines the mystical with exotic baroque caricature to produce a poignant and very moving finale. Stravinsky in Paris offers audiences looking for something different, if not exactly new, an opportunity for a stimulating operatic ‘night out’!