Egor Zhuravskii (c) James Bellorini

Mavra / Pierrot Lunaire

1222 May 2022
Linbury Theatre
Opera and music
These works are performed together:
  • Mavra
  • Pierrot Lunaire

As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations, the Jette Parker Young Artists present a mixed programme in the Linbury Theatre, bringing together Igor Stravinsky’s rarely performed Mavra, 100 years after its 1922 premiere, and Arnold Schoenberg’s 1912 melodrama Pierrot Lunaire.

Stravinsky’s one-act opera is based on a narrative poem by Pushkin, in which a Hussar disguises himself as a cook in an attempt to spend more time with his lover.

Schoenberg’s formally wide-ranging, atonal score for Pierrot Lunaire, pre-dating the 12-tone technique for which he is celebrated, transforms into Sprechstimme the texts of poems by Albert Giraud on subjects ranging from love, sex and religion to violence, crime and blasphemy.

Mavra: Performed in Russian with English surtitles
Pierrot Lunaire: Performed in German with English surtitles

Generously supported by

Oak Foundation



Cast may vary depending on date. Go to dates and prices to view casting.



MusicIgor Stravinsky

OrchestrationPaul Phillips

LibrettoBoris Yevgen'Yevich Kochino

DirectorAnthony Almeida

DesignerRosanna Vize

Pierrot Lunaire

MusicArnold Schoenberg

TextAlbert Giraud

DirectorAnthony Almeida

DesignerRosanna Vize