Sergej Sergeevič Prokof'ev

Pierino e il lupo

The composition Pierino e il lupo, the result of Sergej Prokofiev’s reached maturity, is a masterpiece of balance, a work in which a profusion of thematic and coloristic inventions capable of stunning, destined for childhood and education, is captured. In fact, the work was born with an exquisitely and humbly didactic address: to make children aware of the sound and “behavioral”, typological and physiognomic qualities of the orchestra instruments. The score, emblematic of Prokofiev’s genius, aims at immediate communication while remaining incapable of banality.

Francis Poulenc

L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant 

Written by Jean de Brunhoff and published in 1931, Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant is a fairy tale that tells the story of the fictional character Babar, a small elephant who leaves the jungle, visits a big city and returns to the jungle to bring other elephants. the benefit of civilization. In 1945 the French composer Francis Poulenc, who came into contact with the story, set the story of Babar to music by transforming drawings into sounds. His composition, entitled precisely L’Histoire de Babar, is written for piano and narrating voice.

December 19th 2021 at 6pm

December 22th 2021 at 6pm

Teatro Comunale




Marco Boni

Narrator voice

Vittorio Franceschi