“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s much loved 1943 children’s book (Le Petit Prince), the extraordinary live event THE LITTLE PRINCE will be presented in the Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre from 26th May to 6th June in an Australian exclusive premiere.
THE LITTLE PRINCE is a stunning spectacular of circus, dance, aerial acrobatics and ground-breaking video mapping technology. It comes to the Opera House after sell-out seasons at Folies Bergère Paris in 2019 and Dubai Opera last year.
The highly immersive, grand-scale performance, brings to life the cosmic world of an aviator lost in the desert who meets the Little Prince on his journey from one planet to another in search of a sheep. An omnipresent narrator accompanies the Little Prince as he meets many magnificent characters who communicate harmoniously through dance, gesture and movement. Throughout his journey, THE LITTLE PRINCE explores themes of friendship, love, technological progress, consumption and the decay of modern society.
The story of THE LITTLE PRINCE remains a fixture of contemporary society as more than 75 years after its release, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s story remains one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published. It has been translated into over 300 languages and dialects, and has sold an estimated 140 million copies.
Sydney Arts Guide has two double passes to give away to the Australian premiere of THE LITTLE PRINCE at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 26th May at 7pm. To enter the competition email firstname.lastname@example.org with THE LITTLE PRINCE PROMOTION in the subject heading. In the body of your email say who is your favourite character and why. The two winners will be advised by email.
Production photography by Philippe Hanula