The Little Prince
Friday, 7:30pm, February 15, 2019
Sunday, 2:30pm, February 17, 2019
An enchanting tale of adventure, friendship, and love. Based on the famous book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the tale unfolds of the prince who befriends a pilot whose plane crashes in the Sahara Desert.
Told with simplicity and poignancy, the prince learns to choose with his heart rather than his eyes, to find courage to explore new things, and to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. The Little Prince is a colorful and inspiring tale for the entire family.
Performed in English with English supertitles
Music by Rachel Portman, Libretto by Nicholas Wright
Meet the Artists
Praised by The New York Times as “mellow-voiced and charismatic” and identified as a baritone to watch by Opera News, Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for his compelling performances, while making significant debuts at opera houses across the world.
Christine Taylor Price
Soprano Christine Taylor Price, from Tulsa, Oklahoma is currently in the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies (ADOS) program of the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at the Juilliard School, where Ms. Price also earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2016.
California native Jana McIntyre has been praised for her “dancer’s grace, mercurial wit, and vibrant soprano tone” (Opera News). She finishes her 2017 season at the Merola Opera Program where she made her role debut as Serpina in La serva padrona as well as covered Clorinda in La Cenerentola.
Boy soprano Dante DiMaio has been praised by The New York Times for the “disarming beauty” of his voice. He has performed with Opera Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and is a member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. He has sung in over 14 different languages and recently toured in Singapore and Vietnam.
American mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney continues to impact audiences as a versatile performer in the varying genres of opera, oratorio, musical theater and recital repertoire. In the 2016-17 season, Ms. Haney joined the roster of the Metropolitan Opera for productions of Janáček’s Jenůfa and Massenet’s Werther.
With staging that “can only be described as brilliant” (Classical Voice of New England), stage director Eve Summer opened the 18-19 season at Opera Orlando with a new production of The Tales of Hoffmann which the Orlando Sentinel raved “raises the bar … an inventive, whimsical, quick-moving, and eye-popping show that captivates with delightful surprises.”
Colombian conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados has been praised by The Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “geniality” and ability to create “lightning changes in tempo, meter, and effect”.
The Little Prince
Based upon the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Music by Rachel Portman
Libretto by Nicholas Wright
Original Production by Francesca Zambello
Le Petit Prince copyright Editions Gallimard, Paris 1946
Original Set and Costume Design by Maria Bjornson
Original Lighting Design by Rick Fisher
Used by permission
Commissioned through a generous gift made by Kathryn and David Berg in memory of Larry Pfeffer
Production made possible by a challenge grant from the Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation
Premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in May, 2003
Produced in association with St. Rose Music Publishers