Peter & The Wolf Narrated by Isaac Mizrahi Balloon Sculptures by Jason Hackenwerth

I just became aware of this unusual and unbelievably imaginative production of Peter and The Wolf which is part of the Guggenheim Works & Process series. I’m really hoping to make it over there as it ends this week. The legendary Isaac Mizrahi will narrate Sergei Prokofiev’s charming children’s classic, as George Manahan conducts the Juilliard Ensemble. And artist Jason Hackenwerth will animate the production with a larger-than-life installation of newly commissioned balloon sculptures representing each character in the story. He actually creates them as the show is taking place. Here are a few photos of him in action. As you may know, we are partial to balloon installations over here but I have never seen anything like this. I have a feeling this is one of those “once in a lifetime” events. If you are in New York, it’s at the Guggenheim Museum and tickets can be purchased here.

A few more of his installations from previous works below. Do visit his website. It is a feast for the eyes.

2 thoughts on “Peter & The Wolf Narrated by Isaac Mizrahi Balloon Sculptures by Jason Hackenwerth”

  1. Me too. I love the music. And Mizrahi follows in the footsteps of great actors who have narrated it.

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