Die Geschichte vom Soldaten © Mimmo Paladino
01.12.2018 Sat
8 pm

Tickets 22 € | 18 € | reduced 14 €


Die Geschichte vom Soldaten

Etta Scollo und Mitglieder der Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker

This September sees the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s "Histoire du soldat", an ambiguous play against the backdrop of the First World War: On the one hand, it seems to be the folksy tale of a seemingly innocent military deserter who makes a deal with the devil, and subsequently falling of time in the wake of the deal. On the other hand, the play negotiates timeless truths on the stage of a devastating war… Berlin-based Sicilian singer and composer Etta Scollo takes on the role of a "Cuntastorie", a Sicilian storyteller. She adds another layer to Stravinsky's musical theater by utilizing so-called "Pupi", traditional Sicilian stick puppets. Scollo's declamatory art style is rounded off with verbal intermezzi in Sicilian dialect. Musical director Stanley Dodds - member of the Berlin Philharmonic and chief conductor of the Berlin Symphonic Orchestra - and director Atif Hussein, members of the Karajan-Academy at the Berlin Philharmonic and renowned puppeteers, all help shape this poetic and dense production of Stravinsky's rarely performed work. Mimmo Paladino, representative of the Italian Transavantguardia, is in charge of stage equipment.


  • Musik: Igor Strawinsky
  • Text: Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz
  • Übersetzung: Elisabeth Plessen
  • Idee: Etta Scollo
  • Ausstattung: Mimmo Paladino
  • Regie: Atif Hussein
  • mit: Mitgliedern der Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Musikalische Leitung: Stanley Dodds
  • Es spielen und erzählen: Etta Scollo
  • und die Puppenspieler: Sebastian Fortak, Ines Heinrich-Frank und Paul Hentze
  • Dramaturgie: Francesca Spinazzi
  • Produktion: Francesca Spinazzi und Etta Scollo
  • Pressetexte: Andreas Hillger
  • Technische Leitung und Licht: Benedikt Schröter

Framework programme

Each performance will be preceded by a screening of Pierre Oscar Lévy's "Histoire du soldat - An introduction to the piece by Pierre Boulez with the Ensemble InterContemporain", taking place in the foyer at Radialsystem one hour before the start of the play. French with German subtitles.


A production by Scollo/Spinazzi GbR. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. With support by Radialsystem and Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Die Geschichte vom Soldaten © Mimmo Paladino
Etta Scollo © Promo

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