L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale) is a theatrical work "to be read, played, and danced" ("lue, jouée et dansée") by three actors and one or several dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments. The piece was conceived by Igor Stravinsky and Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale (The Runaway Soldier and the Devil) drawn from the collection of Alexander Afanasyev.

Original Name L'Histoire du soldat
Librettist Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (Based on a Russian folk tale "The Runaway Soldier and the Devil")
Date of composition 1917
Premiered 1918, September 28th in Lausanne, Switzerland
Type Incidental music
Approx. duration 75 minutes
Instruments String Orchestra
Narrator, Recitant, Speaker - The soldier
Narrator, Recitant, Speaker - The devil
Narrator, Recitant, Speaker - A narrator
Autotranslations beta Igor Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale
Igor' Fëdorovič Stravinskij: The Soldier's Tale
Igor Strawinsky: The Soldier's Tale