Jubilee Opera: The Happy Prince
Friday 16 Nov 2018 - Saturday 17 Nov 2018
Composer Malcolm Williamson based this beguiling forty-five minute opera on the story for children by Oscar Wilde. It tells of the golden statue of The Happy Prince, who persuades a migrating Swallow to spread precious gifts over the poor and needy in his city, with tragic consequences. But from the tragedy comes a message of love, hope and redemption, which transcends the darkness of the world below.
A fully staged production will be performed by Members of Jubilee Opera joined by professional singers, small orchestra, production team and conductor.
James Hall The Happy Prince
Robert Gildon The Mayor
Jubilee Opera Ensemble
Alastair Chilvers Conductor
The Happy Prince will be preceded by a short selection of songs from Jubilee Children’s Choir with children from primary schools in the Suffolk Coastal area, conducted by Michelle Kelly.
Illustrations by Jane Ray from The Happy Prince published by Orchard Books