Der kleine Prinz

Pierangelo Valtinoni

Opera in one act

Libretto by Paolo Madron after the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

German version by Hanna Francesconi


Austrian premiere


“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” Many of the wise and poetic sayings in The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry stay with those who have read it all their lives – an “education of the heart”, for young & all. The story of the little prince who travels from planet to planet having many curious encounters and the pilot in search of his inner child is a classic of young people’s literature. And the theatre that commissioned a family opera based on the tale, titled Il piccolo principe, was none other than La Scala in Milan. The Italian composer Pierangelo Valtinoni transformed the tale into a roughly hour-long work, providing the humorous magic of the source material with romantic music reminiscent of Puccini. At the MusikTheater an der Wien, the American-Austrian director Louisa Muller stages the opera as a production full of charm and imagination.


In German with German surtitles

Introduction to the work 30 minutes before curtain-up on 13, 15, 22 and 27 December

Family opera for ages 6 and above

TaWumm! Tipp © Vereinigte Bühnen Wien


With thanks to Martin Schlaff for his support