THE LITTLE PRINCE BY RACHEL PORTMAN
SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH SUPERTITLES
2 ACTS WITH 1 INTERMISSION (2 HOURS)
Friday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m.
Marines Memorial, Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco
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.
Eve Gigliotti (mezzo-soprano) as The Pilot
Kindra Scharich (mezzo-soprano) as The Fox
Sabrina Romero (soprano) as The Rose
Maggie Finnegan (soprano) as The Water
Samuel Faustine (tenor) as The Lamplighter/Drunkard
J. Raymond Meyers (tenor) as The Snake/Vain Man)
Zachary Lenox (baritone) as The Businessman
Philip Skinner (bass-baritone) as The King
Members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus as the chorus of stars and birds
Sophia Stolte and Erin Enriquez as The LIttle Prince (alternating performances)