Conductor: Scott Seaton
Shasta College Theatre | Greg Thorson, Director
STRAVINSKY - The Soldier’s Tale
Our return to the stage delves into Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, a work of adaptation born from an immense struggle. It’s a work that emerged near the end of World War I and the 1918 pandemic during a time when Stravinsky’s large ballets were not able to be performed. We partner with Shasta College Theatre in a telling of this remarkable tale of a common soldier who, on leave from the troops, trades in his scratched violin for a promise of riches. Unknowingly making a deal with the devil, this story addresses the universal question that everyone eventually asks themselves: what makes us really happy?