Enchantment of ‘The Little Prince’ Debuts

Contact: Whitney Hale

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UK Opera Theatre will present “The Little Prince” at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 16, 21 and 23 at the Lexington Opera House.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 13, 2005) -- University of Kentucky Opera Theatre commands the stage again with a new opera making its collegiate debut, “The Little Prince.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 16, 21 and 23 at the Lexington Opera House.

Based on the beloved book “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman’s delightful rendition was commissioned and first presented by Houston Opera last season with rousing success.

The ageless story takes its cast and audience alike on a journey through the galaxies in search of the meaning of life and the true nature of love.

“The Little Prince” has all the right ingredients to be an even bigger crowd pleaser than UK Opera Theatre’s record-breaking sellout presentation of Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” in February.

Everett McCorvey, director of UK Opera Theatre, displays his pitch perfect guidance gathering an outstanding team to helm this production. With James Rodgers’ stage direction, Tedrin Blair Lindsey’s musical direction, Laurie Fields’ choreography, and Courtney Turay’s direction of the Lexington Children’s Chorus, the team weaves together an enchanting and magical tale presented in song and dance.

Tickets for “The Little Prince” are available by calling the UK Singletary Center Ticket Office at (859) 257-4929 or can be purchased online. Ticket prices range from $12 to $32 for reserved seating. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call UK Opera Theatre at (859) 257-9331. “The Little Prince” is suitable for audiences of all ages – from 3 to 103 – and is presented in English.

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