Arts & Entertainment

REVIEW: The Little Prince

Photo: Prudence Upton

Following sell-out seasons at the Folies Bergère in Paris in 2019 and the Dubai Opera in 2020, the Little Prince now comes to the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, in an Australian exclusive premiere season.

Based on the popular novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this stage adaptation remains true to the original story and incorporates circus, dance and astounding vast video projections with Cirque du Soleil echoes.

The performers communicate through movement and dance. Narrator Chris Mouron (also Associate Director), draws us in with spoken and sung words in English and French, honouring its French roots, to experience deep universal feelings. How could we know that loneliness would be such a strong theme in the times we are now living? Le Petit Prince illustrates the theme of loneliness poignantly, bringing us a yearning from a novella written 78 years ago.

Le Petit Prince’s adventures are wistfully chronicled as he travels from star to star. The creative team comprises Choreography and Direction, Anne Tournié, Libretto Adaptation & Associate Direction, Chris Mouron, Music, Terry Truck; and Video, Marie Jumelin.

On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux
(“One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye”)

Until Jun 6. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. $89-$149+b.f. Tickets & Info:

Reviewed by Jane Major

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