Award-winning film composer Rachel Portman has recently completed an opera, "The Little Prince", based on the book "Le Petit Prince" by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. With a libretto by Nick Wright ("Vincent in Brixton"), design by the late Maria Bjornson ("Phantom of the Opera", "Les Troyens"), the production is directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by Patrick Summers.

The world premiere will be at the Houston Grand Opera in Houston, Texas on May 31, 2003.

Additional Performance Dates:

Houston Grand Opera
Houston, Texas
June 2,4,6,8,11,13,15,17,20,22, 2003

Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, New Mexico
November 14,15, 16, 20, 21, 22m, 22, 23, 28, 29m, 29, 30, 2003

Skylight Opera Company
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
March 12,14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 2004

Boston, Massachusetts
Dates TBD

Tulsa Opera
Tulsa, Oklahoma
February-March 2005

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Performance Dates TBD 2005