The Little Prince
Songs, music and lyrics: Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright
Le Petit Prince
Text: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Presented by Les Colyriques and
Staging direction : Denise Yerlès
Musical direction : Mirco Barbero
The Little Prince is a “Magic Opera” based on the famous book by Antoine de St-Exupéry, “Le Petit Prince”.
Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright wrote the songs, music and lyrics.
The book and the opera put up themes of flying, friendship, foxes, faithfulness and flowers, with an array of amazing human
and non-human characters, and an appeal that is at least as much to adults as to children.
Les Colyriques and ETCetera have assembled some wonderful actors and singers,
including both an adults’ and a children’s chorus, and some brilliant soloists and musicians.
The singing is in English (with French surtitles),
with some narrative passages taken from the original book in French (with English surtitles).