TALE RETOLD — Emerald City Music
When: Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00 PM
Where: Tagney-Jones Hall at Opera Center, Seattle
Emerald City Music kicks off SEASON 04 with a bold series of collaborations with dancers from NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and more. The night begins with a world-premiere by local Seattle-based composer Angelique Poteat, following the story of women’s battle to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces; overcoming stereotypes and avoiding harassment. Poteat captures the real-life stories of women who have come out to share their stories of their struggles to be treated as equal soldiers to their male counterparts. Following, the powerhouse team of director Michael Barrett, librettist Mark Campbell (who wrote the acclaimed Steve Jobs Opera), and choreographer Josh Bergasse, reimagines Igor Stravinsky’s iconically complex “The Soldier’s Tale”. The piece for dancer and musicians – premiered in September 1918 – tells the story of a soldier on leave who trades his magic fiddle to the devil, launching a bizarre and entertaining sequence of events.
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