Peter and the Wolf... by Tim Burton...
YOUNG AUDIENCE PROGRAMME
The exuberant modern poetry of Tim Burton brings a fresh twist to Peter and the Wolf.
Dessins de Pierre et le Loup © Ecole Waldeck Rousseau
Elliot Jenicot - DR
Musical tale op. 67
Elliot Jenicot from the Comédie-Française narrator
Ensemble Les Dissonances
Anna Göckel & David Petrlik (violin), Léa Hennino (viola), Yan Levionnois (cello), Antoine Sobczak (bass), Guillaume Bellom (piano), Rodolphe Théry (percussions)
Amaury Viduvier (clarinet), Mathilde Calderini (flute), Philibert Perrine (oboe), Rafaël Angster (bassoon), Nicolas Ramez (horn)
Slideshow by David Nolan with drawings of the pupils in 4th grade (2013-2014) from the Ecole Waldeck Rousseau in The Lilas
Prokofiev’s musical tale has formed part of the early musical experience of generations of children and has encouraged many of them to dip a cautious toe into the often intimidating world of classical music. The initial simple and inspired premise was to give each role a personality via an instrument. The oboe, bassoon and horns are inextricably associated with the duck, grandfather and wolf. One of the other great strengths of the music is the Russian composer’s unique sense of melody. If you add to this the simple storyline, effective orchestration, and the key role of the narrator, then you have a recipe for total success. Projections of unusual children’s pictures inspired by the fantastical, humorous and gothic world of director Tim Burton bring a contemporary bite to this score, which forms an integral part of our global cultural heritage.
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées