The Little Prince. Previously: The Little Prince (2003 world premiere, 2004).
About the Artist:
Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince has been seen at HGO twice previously: it received its world premiere in 2003 and was staged again in 2004. Born in West Sussex, England, Rachel Portman began composing at age 14 and studied music at Oxford University. She gained experience writing music for drama in BBC and Channel 4 films including Mike Leigh’s Four Days in July and Jim Henson’s Storyteller series. Her extensive film work includes scores for Never Let Me Go, The Joy Luck Club, Benny and June, and The Manchurian Candidate. She won an Academy Award for her score for Emma and Academy Award nominations for Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. She has also written a musical of Little House on the Prairie and a dramatic choral symphony commissioned for the BBC Proms concertstitled The Water Diviner. She was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honors.