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Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter & the Wolf

Family Favourites

Written with young ears in mind, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter & the Wolf is as charming and entertaining as ever.

Venue
Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Reserve General Admission
Adult AdultGeneral Admission$37.00
Student StudentGeneral Admission$37.00
Pensioner PensionerGeneral Admission$37.00
Under 30 Under 30General Admission$37.00
Child ChildGeneral Admission$37.00
*Service fee of $2 is included in the price

How many millions of young (and not so young) people have enjoyed Sergei Prokofiev’s magical musical tale of Peter, a young boy, who sets out into the deep forest to catch a wolf?

Peter, his grandfather and their animal friends are brought to life by their own instrument. Peter’s bird-friend flits with the flute while his companion duck waddles along to the oboe. Lively strings hum with Peter’s cheerful energy while horns hint at the shadowy wolf at his heel. Then there’s Grandpa on the bassoon, kettle-drum hunters and even a slinking clarinet cat. Written with young ears in mind, Prokofiev’s classic is as charming and entertaining as ever.

Jean-Pascal Beintus’ Wolf Tracks is a retelling of the story for contemporary times – Peter, now an old man, recognizes both the beauty of nature and of wild wolves as part of a splendid world. The music is lyrical, bright and enchanting, set against a superbly written story by Walt Kraemer. Fascinating and inspiring, it’s not surprising that Wolf Tracks has been recorded by Obama, Gorbechov, Clinton and even Antonio Banderas and Sophia Loren. A treat for the whole family.

Program

PROKOFIEV Peter & the Wolf
JEAN-PASCAL BEINTUS Wolf Tracks

Artists

BENJAMIN NORTHEY conductor