In Colorado Ballet's upcoming production of Peter and the Wolf, each character in the story has a particular musical instrument and theme in Prokofiev's familiar musical score. In the ballet, the Bird is the flute, the Cat is the clarinet, the Duck is the oboe and the Grandfather is the bassoon. Other characters have multiple instruments, for example, Peter's theme is made up of string instruments including the violin, viola, cello and bass. The Wolf's theme is played by French horns and the Hunters are woodwind instruments, with a few percussion instruments including the timpani and bass drum.
In addition to the music, Peter and the Wolf will include live narration.
Colorado Ballet will perform Peter and the Wolf, March 27-29 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The ballet features choreography by Michael Smuin and music by Sergei Prokofiev. Click here for more information.
|Photo: Kevin Gaël Thomas and Joshua Allenback by Allen Birnbach