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Celebrate Adelaide Festival with the Australian Premiere and Australian Exclusive of The Nightingale and Other Fables

The world’s greatest directors can breathe new life into beloved classics. Few can do so like Robert Lepage.

Returning to Adelaide Festival for the first time since 2018, the internationally acclaimed Canadian auteur brings his brilliant imagination and a lush aesthetic to Igor Stravinsky’s The Nightingale and Other Fables. The Nightingale, Stravinsky’s first opera, was written between 1908-13 during the composer’s Russian period, at the same time as he was working on some of his greatest masterpieces, such as The Firebird and The Rite of Spring. Inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this enchanting work is blended with Russian fables and musical influences from Asia, Europe and early jazz from America.

With exquisite music, enchanting puppetry and captivating stories, this magical work combines the best of Stravinsky and the imagination of Lepage in a program that will delight audiences of all ages.

A co-production of Opéra national de Lyon, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Canadian Opera Company and Dutch National Opera in collaboration with Ex Machina (Canada). Presented by Adelaide Festival and State Opera South Australia.

  • Composer Igor Stravinsky
  • Director Robert Lepage
  • Assistant Director Sybille Wilson
  • Conductor Alejo Pérez
  • Set Designer Carl Fillion
  • Costume, Wig and Makeup Designer Mara Gottler
  • Puppet Designer Michael Curry
  • Lighting Designer Etienne Boucher
  • Puppet Choreographer Martin Genest
  • Hand and Shadow Design Consultant Philippe Beau

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