The Prodigal Son (L’enfant prodigue)

  • Year2021
  • VenueLinbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

About the

The Prodigal Son (L’enfant prodigue) by Claude Debussy takes place at sunrise where a mother laments the absence of her prodigal son. He has left the family home to pursue pleasures in the world but soon realises there is no place like home. Composer, Philip Hagemann has adapted the orchestration to chamber size and translated the French text into English.

  • CastAlison Buchanan, Chuma Sijeqa, Roberto Abate, Themba Mvula, Bernadine Pritchett, Donna Bateman, Sandeep Gurrapadi, Caryl Mann, George Reynolds
  • Orchestra Jan Rautio - Conductor / Musical Director Nimat Awoyemi - Assistant to Jan Rautio Sirius Chau - Flute Uchenna Ngwe - Oboe Guillermo Ramasasa - Clarinet Sínead Frost - Bassoon Alex Morgan - Trumpet Derryck Nasib - Horn Rhodri Thomas - Trombone Meadow Brooks - Timpani / Percussion Natalee Jeremic - Violin 1 Eunsley Park - Violin 2 Ella Richardson - Violin 2 Lucas Gomes Freitas - Viola Samara Ginsberg - Cello Helen Neilson - Double Bass
  • Creative teamArtistic Director Alison Buchanan, ​Producer Jordan Mullineaux FRSA, Composer Philip Hagemann, Conductor / Musical Director Jan Rautio, Director Harry Fehr, Designer Flavio Graff, Lighting Chuma Emembolu, Stage Manager Ray Bingle, DSM Stephanie Frazier-Roberts, ASM Amal Khalidi, ASM Chloe Wilson, Production Assistant Sean Laing, Photographer Dominique Nok, Press & Marketing Kim Morgan


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