The Little Prince by Rachel Portman
Dec 1st Through Dec 3rd
Opera Parallèle presents a new production of The Little Prince. Based on the beloved French novella (one of the most translated books in the world), Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and Artistic Director/Conductor Nicole Paiement join forces to bring this poetic tale to life. This philosophical story for all ages, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid, explores universal themes of friendship, love, loss, truth and innocence. Through the lens of a child-like wonder, the work makes profound observations about life and human nature.
Led by a strong cast of singers, and in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale is told through lush music, colorful costumes, innovative staging and visual projections based on original illustrations by Matt Kish. This new production features a universal appeal with a feminist touch, as the principal characters are played by women and girls.