Gavin Yule on EIF’s At Home: The Soldier’s Tale

At Home: The Soldier’s Tale


Edinburgh International Festival | free | available digitally until 25 Feb 2022

One violin, an enchanted book and an amazing music score come together to bring us Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. It tells the story of Joseph, a soldier who sells his violin to a strange beggar who is not who they seem. What follows is a tale of greed, revenge and reflection in this Nicola Benedetti’s final performance as Artist in Residence at the Edinburgh International Festival. Benedetti is joined on stage by an orchestra of specially selected musicians.

Each musician, including Benedetti, brings their own music talents to the forefront of the piece, each musician working together to drive the story with ease. Stravinsky’s beautiful music is performed brilliantly by the orchestra with emotive narration throughout by Sir Thomas Allen as well as equally strong performances by Anthony Flaum and Siobhan Redmond. The Soldier’s Tale is a must see for audiences of all ages. 

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Written by Gavin Yule

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