Alexander Armstrong joins London Mozart Players to narrate Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’

22 June 2020, 16:23

Alexander Armstrong will narrate Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf for London Mozart Players’ adaptation
Alexander Armstrong will narrate Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf for London Mozart Players’ adaptation. Picture: Getty / London Mozart Players

By Sian Hamer

The Classic FM presenter follows in the footsteps of Patrick Stewart and David Bowie to narrate Prokofiev’s symphonic fairytale.

Alexander Armstrong will lend his voice to the London Mozart Players’ upcoming film adaptation of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

The Classic FM presenter and TV host will retell the charming tale as the chamber orchestra performs the memorable score, alongside new illustrations and live-action storytelling.

The film is the finale to the London Mozart Players’ ‘At Home with LMP’ lockdown series and will be broadcast this Saturday (27 June) at 10am. Watch the trailer here.

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Members of the orchestra performed their various parts separately from their homes during lockdown, and conductors Timothy Henty and Benjamin Pope pieced them all together.

The story’s characters have been performed by a cast made up of the ensemble’s families, friends – and even pets.

Alexander said he is “delighted” to narrate the special show, adding: “It is one of the best ways to introduce young people to classical music, and what has been achieved in splendid isolation is something of a miracle.”

The film will conclude 90 days of musical broadcasts which the orchestra has been showcasing daily since lockdown began.

Watch ‘Peter and the Wolf’ on the London Mozart Players’ Facebook and YouTube channel this Saturday at 10am.