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Macron to make theatrical debut as president in Peter and the Wolf

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to make his theatrical debut -- at least as president -- in a performance of Peter and the Wolf due to be held at the Elysee Palace.

Macron to make theatrical debut as president in Peter and the Wolf
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The integral role of the narrator will be played by none other than the president of the Republic himself in the Elysee's production of the popular musical tale. 
 
The concert is due to be held on March 1st at 8 pm for an audience of which will include children suffering from illnesses and conditions and members of the presidential palace staff. 
 
And music will be provided by the Republican Guard Orchestra, according to a report in BFM TV. 
 
But Macron won't have long to prepare for his role with just two rehearsals scheduled before the big performance. 
 
Written by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev in 1936, Peter and the Wolf tells the story of a child who captures a wolf by the tail, with the help of a bird. 
 
Each character is played by a musical instrument while the narrator tells the story.
 
But this isn't the first time Macron has taken to the stage. 
 
In fact, France's first lady Brigitte directed him in his stage debut as his teacher when he was just 15-years-old. 

EMMANUEL MACRON

Macron to make live TV broadcast to France

French president Emmanuel Macron will make a live TV broadcast to the nation about the war in Ukraine.

Macron to make live TV broadcast to France

Macron will be on TV on Wednesday at 8pm, the Elysée confirmed earlier on Wednesday.

Macron also tweeted the announcement, saying that his speech will be on the subject of the war in Ukraine.

His office added that the president’s speech “will not touch on other matters” – Macron has only until Friday to confirm whether or not he is running for re-election.

It is widely considered to be extremely unlikely that he would not stand in the April elections, but all candidates have until Friday, March 4th, to make their declaration.

Macron’s team had previously announced a rally in Marseille on Saturday, March 5th, which was expected to be the first official campaign event, but on Tuesday this was cancelled because of the ongoing international crisis.

Macron was at the forefront of international efforts to find a diplomatic resolution to the crisis, and since Russia invaded Ukraine he has remained in close contact with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, and has also spoken – at the request of Zelensky – to Russian premier Vladimir Putin.

 
The Local will be following Macron’s speech live from 8pm HERE.
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