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
A favorite of Opera Philadelphia's Music Director Corrado Rovaris, this rarely seen musical gem is a fun, fantastical farce.
Opulent stage design, a kingdom of colorful characters, and some of Prokofiev's most energetic, accessible music combine for a seriously funny opera about a melancholic prince and his cursed quest for love.
|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
- 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.