« Notez-le bien. C’est un homme à la veille de la gloire. »
- Sergej Diaghilev

With the commission of this ballet, Sergei Diaghilev not only helped launch Stravinsky’s career, but provided the impetus for the creation of a marvellous work that is still one of Stravinsky’s most frequently performed and most popular compositions.

The wonderful interplay of rich orchestral colours and powerful effects immediately met with a warm reception by the audience. And the romantic story also worked its wonders: the hero who triumphs over evil alongside his beloved fit well with the expectations of the time.


Claude Debussy
soloist: Lieve Schuermans, flute

Olivier Messiaen
Oiseaux Exotiques
soloist: Jan Michiels, piano

Igor Stravinsky
Le Chant du Rossignol / L’Oiseau de feu (1919)

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Stravinsky created 3 different suites: in 1911, 1919 and 1947 - discover them all:

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Playing, singing, drawing, listening... and mostly: enjoying Stravinsky’s music! Discover this fun kit for young music loving do-it-yourselfers.

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Discover the online collection ‘Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes’ of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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Watch the full ballet in the original choreography of Michel Fokine and set and costumes inspired by the original sketches of Leon Bakst and Alexander Golovin.

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composer conducting

Stravinsky on stage: enjoy the composer himself conducting his own Firebird Suite.

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Venue: Studio 4, Flagey

Location: Place Sainte Croix Heilig Kruisplein | 1050 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 620 41 10
Online: www.flagey.be

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