April 20-23: "The Little Prince" by Rachel Portman

A stranded pilot meets a young prince who has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. As the Little Prince explores Earth, he meets a number of colorful, and often puzzling, characters. Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novella, this opera by composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright will be beloved by the entire family.

Matthew Plenk is the artistic director and Sahar Nouri is the music director and conductor. Scenery and costumes were designed by Jacob A. Climer and produced and provided by the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera.

With a libretto by Nicholas Wright that is rich with many gems of philosophy and symbolism, The Little Prince defines and celebrates friendship, love, and truth.

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The Little Prince by Rachel Portman
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. - purchase tickets
Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. - purchase tickets
Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. - purchase tickets
Sunday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. - purchase tickets 

Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts
2344 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80208

Adult full price: $20 to $40
Student, seniors, and group sales discount: $16 to $36
Purchase online at newmantix.com or call 303-871-7720

About Lamont Opera Theatre

Lamont Opera Theatre presents fully staged operas, musicals, cabarets and concert performances. Students and theatre professionals collaborate on the set design, costuming, make-up, set construction and social media marketing. Often these productions include technical and design expertise from the DU Department of Theatre.

University of Denver students interested in auditioning should email the ensemble director, Professor Matthew Plenk.


View All Past Lamont Opera Productions


  • l’Opéra enchanté

    Matthew Plenk directed l’Opéra enchanté, pairing Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortilèges, conducted by Lawrence Golan, with Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias, conducted by Sahar Nouri.

  • Puccini's Il trittico

    Puccini's "Il trittico." Victoria Minton as Giorgetta and Tony London as Michele.

  • The Marriage of Figaro

    Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." 

  • Die Fledermaus

    Strauss's "Die Fledermaus." Christiana McMullen as Adele and Caren Rico as Rosalinde.

  • Guys & Dolls

    Frank Loesser's "Guys & Dolls."  Jared Giammanco as Sky Masterson and members of the cast.