Utah Arts Review: Utah Opera readies a grand welcome for “The Little Prince”
by Edward Reichel
Utah Opera artistic director Christopher McBeth is continually on the lookout for new operas that local audiences will relate to — “and by relevance I mean operas that are family-friendly,” says McBeth.
That can be a challenge in a field teeming with adult subject matter and envelope-pushing new stagings, but when McBeth saw The Little Prince, he knew he had a winner: “It’s one of the best family operas I’ve seen.”
The Little Prince receives its Utah premiere on January 19 in the Capitol Theatre and will run for five performances, with an 11-year-old student from the Madeleine Choir School in the title role and his classmates playing an essential choral part in this ambitious retelling of a beloved story.