Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev ( 27 April 1891 – 5 March 1953 ) was a Russian Soviet composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous music genres, he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard pieces as the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet—from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken—and Peter and the Wolf. Of the established forms and genres in which he worked, he created – excluding juvenilia – seven completed operas, seven symphonies, eight ballets, five piano concertos, two violin concertos, a cello concerto, a symphony-concerto for cello and orchestra, and nine completed piano sonatas.

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  • Peter and the Wolf (2018)

    Peter and the Wolf (Text adapted by Marin Alsop) by S. Prokofiev, from Snape Maltings Concert Hall, 2018. Conductor Marin Alsop, starring Marin Alsop and Britten-pears Orchestra. Performed in English and subtitled in French, German and Korean.

  • Cinderella (2003)

    Cinderella by S. Prokofiev, from Zurich Opera Ballet, performed at Zurich Opera House, 2003. Conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev, starring François, Karine Seneca, Stanislav Jermakov, Marine Castel, Jozef Varga, Nicolas Blanc. Performed in German.

  • The Love of Three Oranges (2004)

    The Love for Three Oranges by S. Prokofiev, from Aix-en-Provence Festival, performed at Aix-en-Provence Festival, 2004. Directed by Philippe Calvario, conductor Tugan Sokhiev, starring Alexey Tanovitsky, Andrey Ilyushnikov, Nadezhda Serdjuk, Eduard Tsanga, Kirill Dushechkin, Vladislav Sulimsky, P...

  • Romeo and Juliet (2009)

    Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev and G. Bizet, from Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, 2009. Conductor Tugan Sokhiev.

  • The Gambler (2012)

    The Gambler by Sergei Prokofiev, from Mariinsky Theatre, 2012. Directed by Laurent Gentot, conductor Valery Gergiev. Starring Sergei Aleksashkin, Tatiana Pavlovskaya, Vladimir Galuzin, Larisa Dyadkova, Nikolai Gassiev, Alexander Gergalov, Nadezhda Serdyuk, Andrei Popov, Oleg Sychev, Andrei Spekhov.