Great news! Brown Paper Tickets is being acquired by Events.com. Click here to learn more.
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
Saci - A Brazilian Folktale & The Greater Trumps
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
Seattle, WA
Share this event:

Two fixtures of the Seattle arts scene, Karin Stevens Dance and the Universal Language Project, join forces with a shared vision of creating timely works responding to relevant social issues and the human experience. On the bill are two pieces: Saci - A Brazilian Folktale, composed by three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos-Neto, and The Greater Trumps, Libretto by Doug Thorpe and music by Igor Stravinsky.

The original production of Saci was paired with Stravinsky's seminal work, The Soldier's Tale. By commission from the Universal Language Project, Mr. Santos-Neto has composed music using the same instrumentation as Stravinsky, but written in the style of his native Brazil and utilizing Brazilian folklore as subject material. The Saci (sah-see) has been a mythological character of Brazilian folklore since the early 1800s - an amalgam of different cultural strains, combining elements from Native Brazilian tribes, African Slaves, and Portuguese colonizers.

These two works are designed to be experienced together. Composed at the start of World War I, the ground-breaking The Soldier's Tale was largely inspired by the difficulties of making dramatic art in a time of financial crisis  not unlike making art in the 21st Century. With Stravinsky's music and an exciting new libretto by Doug Thorpe, The Greater Trumps will create a re-imagined and politically charged work tackling concerns of our time, and celebrating nearly 100 years since the original music's premiere.
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Tickets for this event are no longer available online but will be available in limited supply at the Box Office on a first come, first serve basis. The Box Office opens one hour prior to the scheduled performance.


Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center (View)
201 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > All Ages
Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Cornish College of the Arts
On BPT Since: Nov 09, 2012
Cornish College of the Arts

Contact us
1-800-838-3006 (Temporarily Unavailable)
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2022 Mobile EN ES FR