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The little prince : an opera based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Author: Rachel PortmanNicholas WrightFrancesca ZambelloGethin ScourfieldTeddy Tahu RhodesAll authors
Publisher: London : BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; New York, NY : Distributed by Sony Classical, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An operatic interpretation of the children's book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
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Genre/Form: Filmed performances
Musical films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Portman; Nicholas Wright; Francesca Zambello; Gethin Scourfield; Teddy Tahu Rhodes; Joseph McManners; Mairead Carlin; Willard White; Lesley Garrett; Thomas Randle; Timothy Robinson; Richard Coxon; Richard Suart; Aled Jones; Gweneth-Ann Jeffers; David Charles Abell; Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; BBC Concert Orchestra.; BBC Wales.; Sony Classical (Firm); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Houston Grand Opera.
OCLC Number: 59130052
Notes: Libretto from the English translation by Richard Howard.
"BBC Wales, Sony Classical, Thirteen/WNET New York, Houston Grand Opera co-production."
Ed. recorded: St. Rose Music Publishing Co., Inc./ASCAP (Chester Music Ltd. UK).
Special features: Blue Peter special [featurette] (14 min.); The little prince song [music video] (4 min.); Gallery [slide show].
Program notes by the composer and credits ([6] p.) included.
Credits: Editor, Elen Pierce Lewis ; director of photography, Peter Mumford ; original stage set and costumes designed by Maria Bjornson.
Performer(s): Teddy Tahu Rhodes (The Pilot), Joseph McManners (The Little Prince), Mairead Carlin (The Rose), Sir Willard White (The King), Lesley Garrett (The Fox), Tom Randle (The Snake), Timothy Robinson (The Lamplighter), Richard Coxon (The Vain Man), Richard Suart (The Businessman), Aled Jones (The Drunkard), Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (The Water) ; supporting singers and children's chorus ; BBC Concert Orvchestra ; David Charles Abell, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2004; additional recording on location, Sept. 20-29, 2004, at 3 Mills Studios, London.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; sound available in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround or Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Contents: Act 1 Pilot --
Stars --
Pilot meets the prince --
Sunsets --
Prince's planet --
Baobabs --
On my planet --
Rose --
Cranes are flying --
King --
Vain man --
Drunkard --
Businessman --
Lamplighter --
We light our lamps Act 2 Snake --
Rose garden --
Hunters --
Fox --
Taming --
Here's my secret --
If we don't find a well --
Walk to the well --
Well --
Time has come --
Snake returns --
It is the place --
Look at the stars.
Responsibility: music by Rachel Portman ; libretto by Nicholas Wright ; directed by Francesca Zambello ; producer, Gethin Scourfield.

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An operatic interpretation of the children's book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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