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03 November 2019 (Sun), 12:00 Chamber Stage Boris Pokrovsky Theatre on Nikolskaya Street - Opera Sergei Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf" Symphonic fairy tale

Running time: 45 minutes (till 12:45)


Book tickets for this performance Ticket prices before the discount: from US$ 110 to US$ 110 per ticket


Schedule for Sergei Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf" Symphonic fairy tale 2019/2020

Music Director: Vladimir Agronsky
Tenor: Sergei Ostroumov

Composer: Sergei Prokofiev

Opera in 1 acts

Performed in Russian

Premiere of this production: 3 December 2016, Chamber Stage of Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre, Moscow, Russia

Stage Director: Boris Pokrovsky 

Music Director: Vladimir Agronsky 

Designers: Mikhail Simani, Ekaterina Kharnas 

Costume Designer: Olga Oshkalo 

Lighting Designer: Vladimir Ivakin 

Children’s Choir Master: Elena Ozerova 




Synopsis

Peter, a Young Pioneer, lives at his grandfather's home in a forest clearing. One day, Peter goes out into the clearing, leaving the garden gate open, and the duck that lives in the yard takes the opportunity to go swimming in a pond nearby. The duck starts arguing with a little bird ("What kind of bird are you if you can't fly?" – "What kind of bird are you if you can't swim?"). Peter's pet cat stalks them quietly, and the bird—warned by Peter—flies to safety in a tall tree while the duck swims to safety in the middle of the pond.

Peter's grandfather scolds him for being outside in the meadow alone ("Suppose a wolf came out of the forest?"), and, when he defies him, saying: "Boys like me are not afraid of wolves", his grandfather takes him back into the house and locks the gate. Soon afterwards "a big, grey wolf" does indeed come out of the forest. The cat quickly climbs into a tree, but the duck, who has jumped out of the pond, is chased, overtaken, and swallowed by the wolf.

Peter fetches a rope and climbs over the garden wall into the tree. He asks the bird to fly around the wolf's head to distract him, while he lowers a noose and catches the wolf by his tail. The wolf struggles to get free, but Peter ties the rope to the tree and the noose only gets tighter.

Some hunters, who have been tracking the wolf, come out of the forest ready to shoot, but Peter gets them to help him take the wolf to a zoo in a victory parade (the piece was first performed for an audience of Young Pioneers during May Day celebrations) that includes himself, the bird, the hunters leading the wolf, the cat, and grumpy grumbling Grandfather ("What if Peter hadn't caught the wolf? What then?")

In the story's ending, the listener is told: "If you listen very carefully, you'll hear the duck quacking inside the wolf's belly, because the wolf in his hurry had swallowed her alive."






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Schedule for Sergei Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf" Symphonic fairy tale 2019/2020


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