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The Love
Three Oranges


16 – 22 Nov 2022

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The Love of three Oranges

Care for some vitamins? With The Love of Three Oranges, Sergei Prokofiev signed a brilliant score, a jubilant and zany farce, combining humour, derision and lyricism.

Inspired by a play by Carlo Gozzi, the libretto revisits the commedia dell'arte. In the kingdom of playing cards, a neurasthenic prince is dying because he can no longer laugh. While some seek to cure him, others plot to take power. On a quest for three oranges, the Prince falls in love with Ninette, a princess discovered under the skin of the magic fruit. After many far-fetched adventures, the opera ends with an inevitably happy ending!

Alongside a cast with outstanding vocal and stage abilities, Marie Jacquot will conduct this lively and spirited work. Anna Bernreitner will be directing, together with her partners from the Oper rund um ensemble. The enthusiasm and fantasy of the young Austrian team are a perfect match for Prokofiev's work.


  • Wed. 16 November 2022
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Fri. 18 November 2022
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Sun. 20 November 2022
    Opéra national de Lorraine
  • Tue. 22 November 2022
    Opéra national de Lorraine


2h with intermission

€ 5 - 75

Performance in French, surtitled

All audiences from 7 years old

15 minutes to get started
45 minutes before the start of the performance (free, on presentation of ticket)

The performance of November 20 offers a Sunday workshop. For more information, click here.

Performance available in audio description on Tuesday 22 November at 8pm


The Love of Three Oranges, opera in four acts with prologue

First performed at the Chicago Opera House on 30 December 1921

New production

Opéra national de Lorraine


Theater Magdeburg, Theater St. Gallen


Sergueï Prokofiev and Véra Janacopoulos, based on the play of the same name by Carlo Gozzi


Sergueï Prokofiev


Marie Jacquot

Opéra national de Lorraine Orchestra

Choir director

Guillaume Fauchère

Opéra national de Lorraine Chorus

Assistant to the musical direction

William Le Sage

Stage Director

Anna Bernreitner

Sets and costumes

Manfred Rainer et Hannah Oellinger


Paul Grilj

Movement collaboration

Claudia De Serpa Soares

Assistant Director

Pénélope Driant

Set Assistant 

Clémence De Vergnette

The King of Clubs

Dion Mazerolle, Matthieu Lécroart


Pierre Derhet

Princes Clarice

Lucie Roche


Anas Séguin


Léo Vermot-Desroches


Aimery Lefèvre

Tchélio, The Herald

Tomislav Lavoie

Fata Morgana

Lyne Fortin

Sméraldine, Linette

Margo Arsane


Anne-Sophie Vincent


Amélie Robins

La Cuisinière

Patrick Bolleire


Benjamin Colin

Master of ceremony

 Ill Ju Lee

Prince's guards

 Eric Afergan, Mathieu Cazanave, Antonin Cloteau, Romain Guyot

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