The Princess and the PeaA family opera fairy tale
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About the event
Lights! Camera! Action! Everyone’s favourite fairy tale is heading to the small screen in Vic Opera’s new family production.
Young princess or hopeful TV star? The Princess and the Pea is transported to a modern day television studio on the set of a hit show. Arriving for her first day of filming, our quirky “Princess” must prove herself to her famous colleagues.
Filled with stacks of colour, beautiful singing and a live orchestra, this story will teach you not to judge a book by its cover. American-emigrant composer Ernst Toch’s musical rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s treasured story The Princess and the Pea receives its Australian premiere in this charming family production.
Sung in German with English scene descriptors by a cast of opera’s brightest talent, Libby Hill returns to direct following her adored productions of Hansel and Gretel, Alice’s Adventures in Operaland and Cinderella.