THE LITTLE PRINCE
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Opera in 2 acts for children based upon the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Libretto by Nicholas Wright,
translated into Lithuanian by Violeta Palčinskaitė
Music Director and Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Director Francesca Zambello (USA)
Stage Director Sarah Meyers (USA)
Set and Costume Designer Maria Bjornson (UK)
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher (USA)
Associate Lighting Designer Christopher D. Sprague (USA)
Original Choreographer Denni Sayers (UK)
Premiere: 25 May, 2007
“There are so many beautiful messages in “The Little Prince”, for adults as much as for children,” – says director Francesca Zambello.
Director Francesca Zambello is well known for her unique works in the greatest theatres of the world. In 2004, LNOBT welcomed her spectacular production of “Der Fliegende Hollander” by Richard Wagner. LNOBT is proud to present the European premiere of “The Little Prince”, composed by Rachel Portman. This opera was first staged in 2003 by Francesca Zambello and premiered at Houston Grand Opera.
“Because it’s so much about letting go, that our souls live on, that it’s what’s inside us that’s truly beautiful, how we treat nature and animals, that we see clearly only with out hearts. There are so many beautiful messages in “The Little Prince”, for adults as much as for children. I remember, the first time we did it, several of the chorus children came to me one day and said, “This is really about dying, isn’t it?” But what a wonderful way of understanding it – that the Prince lives on because he becomes a “star”. All of this, but we still have the amazing humor of the book – in the end, this opera is funny, witty, and charming, as well as touching“.
~ Francesca Zambello