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The Little Prince (photo by George Hixson/Houston Grand Opera)

Washington National Opera: Holiday Family Opera: The Little Prince

For its annual family holiday production, WNO brings to life all the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's storybook in Oscar winner Rachel Portman's "enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike" (Financial Times).

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RACHEL PORTMAN
The Little Prince (2003)                   
Libretto by Nicholas Wright, after the original book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Company premiere
 
"A delicate combination of humor and poignancy… an enchanting opera that is both faithful to the book and satisfying to child and adult alike"--The Financial Times
 
For its annual family-friendly opera over the winter holidays, WNO brings all the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic illustrated storybook. On his tiny home planet, a young boy spends his days protecting his only friend, a rose, from miniature volcanoes and ravenous baobab trees. When loneliness sets in, he begins a mystical quest across the cosmos to find new companionship. During his journey, he encounters several other intergalactic inhabitants--among them a delusional king, a rich businessman, a dancing kazoo player, and a wearied lamplighter--before meeting a pilot on Earth who has crash-landed in the Sahara. The two become unlikely friends, learning lessons from the desert's many creatures until the prince realizes just how special his rose really is.    
 
Featuring a beautiful, tuneful score by prolific film composer Rachel Portman--an Academy Award winner for Emma and nominee for The Cider House Rules and Chocolat--this opera "full of warmth, wisdom, and generous lyric beauty" (The Boston Herald) showcases current and former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists alongside other emerging stars and the WNO Children's Chorus. Originally staged by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello in 2003 and recorded for the BBC the following year, The Little Prince finally comes to Washington.
 
Suitable for ages 8 and up.

Performance Timing: TBA

Director: Francesca Zambello

In English with projected English titles.

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Francesca Zambello discusses The Little Prince

For its annual family holiday production, WNO brings to life all the joy and wonder of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's storybook in Oscar winner Rachel Portman's "enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike" (Financial Times).
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