MENU

Opera The State Opera

Persephone

Igor Stravinsky

Information

Libretto: André Gide
Conductor: Jiří Štrunc
Chorus master: Tvrtko Karlovič

A concert version

State Opera Orchestra

State Opera Chorus

Kühn Children's Choir

Premiere: May 23, 2013

Ballet theatre attracted Igor Stravinsky throughout his life and he strove unceasingly to find new forms. The melodrama for narrator, solo tenor, chorus and dancers, dating from the composer’s Neoclassical period, was premiered at the Paris Opera in 1934 by the legendary ballet company of Ida Rubinstein. Stravinsky was inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone, daughter of the god Zeus and the goddess Demeter.

Duration of the performance: 1 hour, no intermission

Next
performance

This production is not performed at the present time.

Cast

Perséphone

Eumolphe