Peter and the wolf & other animal tales16:00
Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman
The concert will begin by setting the tone with arias about animals by Gioachino Rossini and Maurice Ravel. An added delight is a shadow puppet show brought to life by the Arab Puppet Theatre Foundation. Then comes Peter & the Wolf LIVE, a stop-frame animation from BreakThru Films, directed by Suzie Templeton, which won an Oscar® in 2008 for Best Animated Short Film. The film is accompanied by Prokofiev’s celebrated score performed by the Orchestra of Opéra de Rouen conducted by Frédéric Rouillon. In Prokofiev’s action-packed score, we seem to hear Peter’s duck arguing with a little bird and the explosive chaos that ensues when a wolf swallows the poor duck. Peter saves the wolf from encroaching hunters; and, amazingly the duck is heard quacking inside the wolf!