Tales of Faith and Foxes

Thorburn, J. 1990. Tales of Faith and Foxes. Channel Four Television.

TitleTales of Faith and Foxes
CreatorsThorburn, J.
Description

Two short operas written by Stravinski and Satie, narrated by Tilda Swinton. Text by John Wells.

Erik Satie's hagiographical opera for marionettes relates the fortunes of Genevieve as she is married, abandoned, assaulted, set up and sentenced to death. Stavinsky's allegorical opera follows, performed by glove and stick puppets. Renard the fox tries to tempt the proud cockerel from his roost with a variety of disguises. Battle ensues and the cock is only saved by the intervention of the cat and the goat.

Date1990
Media typeVideo
Web address (URL)http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/437852
Publication dates
Published1990
Output media2 operas

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