The Love for Three Oranges
Music by Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto by Sergei Prokofiev and Vera Janacopoulos
Based on Vsevolod Meyerhold’s adaptation of the play by Carlo Gozzi
Performed in English with English supertitles
Part of Festival O19
This zesty love story is a pithy fairytale about a sweet young prince, cursed by a sour witch and forced to voyage into distant lands in search of three oranges, each of which contains a princess. Will he run out of juice or can he concentrate on his mission to find sun-kissed true love with a new main squeeze?
100 years after composer Sergei Prokofiev wrote this endlessly inventive opera, best known for its famous “March,” the time is ripe for The Love for Three Oranges to finally make its Opera Philadelphia debut in a “masterful new production” (Opera News). Orange you glad tickets are still available?
|Fri, Sep 20||8:00 p.m.|
|Sun, Sep 22||2:00 p.m.|
|Fri, Sep 27||8:00 p.m.|
|Sun, Sep 29||2:00 p.m.|
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 6 minutes including one 20-minute intermission.
Production of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Opera at the Academy is underwritten, in part, by Judy and Peter Leone.
Cast & Creative Team
- Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
- Justin Arienti * Scenic Design
- Manuel Pedretti * Costume Design
- Giuseppe Calabro * Lighting Design
- Ran Arthur Braun * Action Design
- Lisa Anderson Stage Manager
- Seth Hoff Assistant Director
- *Opera Philadelphia debut
Sergei Prokofiev was born in Sontsovka, Ekaterinslav, in 1891, and died in Moscow in 1953. He became widely known as a brilliant pianist and applied his knowledge of the piano in his compositions, winning the Rubinstein prize with his first piano concerto at age 23. For some years, he lived in exile, traveling on a League of Nations passport. He is known for the ballet Romeo and Juliet and his orchestral Peter and the Wolf. Read more.