Persephone (1934)

Original id: 
12641
Start date: 
29 April 1934
End date: 
30 April 1934
Degree of relationship to ancient play: 
Adaptation
Production notes: 
Balletic opera (melodrama). 3 scenes for speaker, tenor, soprano, alto, bass, and orchestra. Libretto - André Gide, after Homeric Hymn to Demeter. First performed by Ida Rubinstein Company. Choreography - Kurt Jooss. Décor - André Barsacq. Created 1933-34.
Media of production: 
Choreographic work (dance, ballet, mime etc)
Ancient works:

Information related to this production

Script Author(s)
Metamorphoses Ovid
Person Role Notes
André Barsacq Set Designer
André Gide Librettist
Kurt Jooss (1901-1979) Choreographer
Igor Stravinsky Composer
Venue Festival Dates Notes
L’Opéra (Paris, Île-de-France, France) 29 April, 1934
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s. Vol.2 Book library 868 Grove 1980, 18:252, 254, 262 / Simon & Schuster 1979, p. 218 / Vlad 1967, pp. 112-14 / Vaughan 1977, p. 324

How to cite this production

Persephone (1934), accessed at http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/productions/production/12641 <9 August 2020>