The Little Prince. Previously: The Little Prince (2004, 2003); Katya Kabanova (1981); Jenůfa (1978).
About the Artist:
The Little Prince is the last finished project designed by the late Maria Bjørnson, who passed away shortly before the 2003 world premiere performances. She designed extensively for theater, opera, and ballet and was the recipient of several international awards. She is best known for designing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, for which she won two Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Drama Critic’s Awards. Her opera credits include Don Giovanni, Sleeping Beauty, Katya Kabanova, and Der Rosenkavalier for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Macbeth at La Scala; The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny in Paris, Florence, and Genoa; Così fan tutte at Glyndebourne; The Marriage of Figaro in Geneva; Carmen and Die Walküre for English National Opera; The Queen of Spades for Netherlands Opera; Werther for Opera North; and Don Giovanni, Hansel and Gretel, and Die Meistersinger for Scottish Opera. Her honors include the 19th Franco Abbiato Prize for her contributions to theater design and an Olivier Award nomination for Britannicus/Phèdre. Her Katya Kabanova was seen at HGO in 1981 and her Jenůfa in 1978.