Composer Malcolm Williamson based this beguiling forty-five minute opera on the story for children by Oscar Wilde. It tells of the golden statue of The Happy Prince, who persuades a migrating Swallow to spread precious gifts over the poor and needy in his city, with tragic consequences. But from the tragedy comes a message of love, hope and redemption, which transcends the darkness of the world below.
A fully staged production will be performed by Members of Jubilee Opera joined by professional singers, small orchestra, production team and conductor.
James Hall The Happy Prince
Robert Gildon The Mayor
Jubilee Opera Ensemble
Alastair Chilvers Conductor