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“Little Prince” Musical Fairy Tale

The programme is subject to change

26 December 2020 Saturday 13.00 Grand Hall
13.00 Grand Hall

“Little Prince”
Musical Fairy Tale

Narrator – Sergey Bezrukov (National Artist of Russia)

Featuring Governor’s Orchestra of Moscow region
Chief conductor – Sergey Paschchenko

Both children and adults love Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “The Little Prince” because, as the author himself once put it down, “All grown-ups were once children, although few of them remember it”.

Children can’t help but feel an emotional attachment to the moving story of a little boy who travels from planet to planet, thus studying the life, the world, value of love and friendship while adults, of course, see the deep philosophy of the text and appreciate its style full of aphorisms.

Some music of French composers performed by Governor’s Orchestra of Moscow region adds some magical overtones to the timeless story. The musical context of the tale is created by vivid pictures of “The Carnival of the Animals” and “The Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns, mesmerizing Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and “Clouds” from “Nocturnes”, as well as two Ravel’s chefs-d'œuvre, inspired Waltz and moving “Pavane for a Deceased Infanta”.

Iconic drawings by Saint-Exupéry, as well as vivid video installations, are shown on a large screen. The Little Prince waits for you to join him in his eternal travel.

Production Director: Sergei Bezrukov
Musical Director: Svetlana Medvedeva
Lighting Designer: Lora Maximova
Video Installations: Vladislav Lezhenkin
Director assistant: Tatiana Vdovichenko

Director assistants – Yekaterina Mikhalkevitch, Marina Maslyaeva