Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

Perséphone (1933 -1934)

melodrama in three scenes, for solo tenor, narrator, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1933 - 1934
      Revision dates : 1949
    • Duration : 56 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      André Gide

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 1 solo tenor, 1 female narrator
  • mixed choir, children's choir
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 timpani, 1 percussionist, 2 harp, 1 piano, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 30 April 1934
    Location :

    France, Paris, Opéra


    Performers :

    Igor Stravinsky : direction.