Local opera theatre and music school, Ars Nova School of the Arts, presents The Little Prince, an opera by Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman based on the iconic children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The Little Prince will be presented in an immersive setting at the Von Braun Center playhouse February 2nd and 3rd at 7:00pm and February 3rd and 4th at 2:00pm.
The classic children’s book, The Little Prince, was written by award winning French pilot and author Antoine de Saint-Exupery during a visit to New York to convince the US Military to become involved in World War II. The story tells of a little Prince who has left his isolated planet to discover worlds beyond his own, and in doing so, meets a Pilot in the Sahara desert and teaches him that, “One sees clearly only with the heart.” The Little Prince story encourages universal empathy, creativity, and connectivity.
Ars Nova’s production brings together Huntsville’s artistic communities: The opera is guided by two dozen young singers from the Huntsville Community Chorus Children’s Chorale. The audience will be immersed in a glowing universe of stars and planets created by young artists of the Huntsville’s Boys & Girls Club. Under the baton of Joseph Lee, conductor for the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, a 20 piece orchestra brings Portman’s composition to life. The Princes are played by Ars Nova students, Eric Hensel and Thomas Austin. The Pilot is played by John Weber who starred in Ars Nova’s original production in 2007. Tickets available at www.ArsNovaHSV.com or at (256) 883-1105.
TICKETS: www.ArsNovaHSV.com or (256) 883-1105