Friday, December 7 at 7pm; Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm
Opera Parallele, the Bay Area's innovative contemporary opera company, brings its colorful and engaging production of Rachel Portman's The Little Prince back by popular demand for a 2018 holiday season run at the Marines' Memorial Theatre, joining the Union Square area bustle. The Company's new production premiered in 2017 to full houses as the newest addition to the Bay Area's holiday performance offerings. Produced in collaboration with the award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus, the OP creative team is led by Artistic Director/conductor Nicole Paiement and Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and the production features illustrations and media design by Matt Kish and David Murakami, respectively; choreography by Yayoi Kambara, and costumes by Christine Crook. Portman's lushly composed work is based on the popular novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery with a libretto in English by Nicholas Wright. There will be pre-performance, interactive activities for families and children including an invitation to join the cast in the final chorus of the opera.
Academy Award-winning English composer Rachel Portman's magical opera in two acts comes to the Opera Parallele stage with a twist, in collaboration with the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Antoine de Saint-Exupery's beloved story of a charming prince who falls from space into the Sahara Desert takes on even more universal appeal and a feminist touch with the principal characters played by women and girls. This original production brims with digital magic, animated illustrations, and a cast of fantastical characters including the Prince and the Pilot, stars and birds, the King, a Businessman, the Rose and others. They interact with each other and the animation as they explore the universe in search of love, meaning, and the answers to life's biggest quandaries.