The Yellow Princess

24 August 2018, 5pm

25 August 2018, 1pm

(La Princesse Jaune)

Music by Camille Saint-Saëns

Libretto by Louis Gallet

Sung in French with English subtitles

Running time: 45 minutes

Obsessed with Japan and the image of a Japanese girl on his bedroom cabinet, Kornelis begins to live his life lost in the grip of fantasy and drug-induced dreams - much to the growing distress of Lena, who has long loved Kornelis in secret ...

Saint-Saëns' dark and dramatic short opera explores the deep fascination that 19th Century audiences had with the far East.

Through a beautiful and sweeping score, we follow the troubled relationship of Kornelis and Lena, as he is consumed by dreams of Japan and she fights to bring him back to reality.

Rarely heard today, don't miss this opportunity to experience 'The Yellow Princess' performed by John Porter and Natalie Johnson-Hyde.

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Ticket information

£10 adults / £7 under-18 and full-time students

Part of the 2018 Left Bank Opera Festival

A concert production

See also

23, 24, 25 August, £20/£15/£10

The Original Chinese Conjuror

Friday 24 August, 6.30pm, FREE

The Culture Games: West meets East

Sunday 26 August, 2.30pm, £10/£7


Natalie Johnson-Hyde


John Porter


Lewis Gaston


David Ward


Louise Garner