The Happy Prince James Hall counter-tenor
The Mayor Robert Gildon baritone
Jubilee Opera Ensemble
Conductor Alastair Chilvers
Written in 1960, this beguiling forty-five minute opera was based by the composer Malcolm Williamson 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.